Georgia Ballot Measures: 2016

Pretty much everyone knows that the presidential election is on the ballot this November. What you may not know, though, is what else is on the ballot. See below for what’s on the ballot if you’re in Fulton County, City of Atlanta. There’s also general ballot measures for all Georgia residents. Just listen to the sweet, patriotic sounds of Lee Greenwood singing America the Beautiful while you read, and check here to search specifically for your address so you can get a sample ballot to see what’s happening in your county/city. To find your polling place, you can click here.

All Georgia Residents:

Write-ins are available in every category.


  1. U.S. President
    1. Democrat: Hillary Clinton, Tim Kaine
    2. Libertarian: Gary Johnson, Bill Weld
    3. Republican: Donald Trump, Mike Pence
  2. U.S. Senate
    1. Democrat: Jim Barksdale
    2. Libertarian: Allen Buckley
    3. Republican: Johnny Isakson (incumbent)
  3. Georgia Public Service Commissioner
    1. Libertarian: Eric Hoskins
    2. Republican: Tim Echols (incumbent)

Constitutional Amendments on the Ballot:

  1. Shall the Georgia Constitution be amended to allow the state to intervene in chronically failing public schools in order to improve student performance?
    1. Yes
    2. No
  2. Multi-part: Shall the Georgia Constitution be amended to (1) allow additional penalties for criminal cases in which a person is found guilty of keeping a place of prostitution, pimping, pandering, pandering by compulsion, solicitation of sodomy, masturbation for hire, trafficking of persons for sexual servitude, or sexual exploitation of children, and (2) allow assessments on adult entertainment establishments to fund the Safe Harbor for Sexually Exploited Children Fund to pay for care and rehabilitative and social services for individuals in this state who have been or may be sexually exploited?
    1. Yes
    2. No
  3. Multi-part: Shall the Georgia Constitution be amended to abolish the existing Judicial Qualifications Commission; require the General Assembly to create and provide by law for the composition, manner of appointment, and governance of a new Judicial Qualifications Commission, with such commission having the power to discipline, remove, and cause involuntary retirement of judges; require the Judicial Qualifications Commission to have procedures that provide for due process of law and review by the Supreme Court of its advisory opinions; and allow the Judicial Qualifications Commission to be open to the public in some manner?
    1. Yes
    2. No
  4. Shall the Georgia Constitution be amended to provide that the proceeds of excise taxes on the sale of fireworks or consumer fireworks be dedicated to the funding of trauma care, firefighter equipping and training, and local public safety purposes?
    1. Yes
    2. No


Fulton County Residents:


  1. U.S. Representative for 5th Congressional District
    1. Democrat: John Lewis (incumbent)
    2. Republican: Douglas Bell
  2. Georgia State Senator for 36th Congressional District
    1. Democrat: Nan Orrock (incumbent)
  3. Georgia State Representative for 38th Congressional District
    1. Democrat: Park Cannon (incumbent)
  4. District Attorney for Atlanta
    1. Democrat: Paul Howard Jr. (incumbent)
  5. Clerk of Superior Court of Fulton County
    1. Democrat: Cathlene “Tina” Robinson (incumbent)
    2. Republican: Lewis Pittman
  6. Sheriff of Fulton County
    1. Democrat: Theodore “Ted” Jackson (incumbent)
    2. Republican: Ben Cowart
  7. Tax Commissioner of Fulton County
    1. Democrat: Arthur Ferdinand (incumbent)
  8. Surveyor of Fulton County
    1. Democrat: Arnaud Huguet
    2. Republican: William Daniel III (incumbent)
  9. Solicitor-General of Fulton County State Court
    1. Democrat: Keith Gammage
  10. Soil and Water Conservation District Supervisor (pick 2)
    1. No Party: Preston Mason
    2. No Party: Alan Toney

Special Elections:

  1. Shall Fulton County be authorized to grant a Freeport Exemption to E-Commerce goods stored in fulfillment centers from taxation?
    1. Yes
    2. No
  2. Shall an additional 0.4% sales tax be collected in the City of Atlanta for 5 years for transportation improvements and congestion reduction?
    1. Yes
    2. No
  3. Shall an additional sales tax of 0.5% be collected in the City of Atlanta for significantly expanding and enhancing MARTA transit service in Atlanta?
    1. Yes
    2. No



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