Voters in Guyton will choose between incumbent Michael Garvin and challenger Jeff Lariscy for mayor. They also will have the option to vote on Sunday sales of alcohol by the drink. The ballot question stipulates the hours of 12:30-11:30 p.m. for sales of alcohol by the drink on Sundays.
There are no contested races in Rincon and Springfield, so those candidates have been elected by acclamation.
Across the county, voters can weigh on the next round of the E-SPLOST. If approved, E-SPLOST will be extended for another five years. The measure will keep an additional penny of sales tax on purchases in the county.
The E-SPLOST also will be capped at $60 million over five years.
The school system will use the SPLOST, it is passes, to construct a new Rincon Elementary School and a science, technology, engineering and math addition to the Effingham College and Career Academy.
The ESPLOST will be capped at $60 million and the school system, in the resolution, plans to use the revenue to acquire land for operations, including future school sites, renovate, remodel and improve existing educational buildings and facilities, and purchase school buses, vehicles, textbooks, band equipment, athletic and physical education equipment, including fieldhouses and concession stands.
Other items to be obtained under the continued penny tax include computers and related technology, safety and related equipment, HVAC improvements, fine arts equipment and kitchen equipment.
The STEM addition is expected to cost about $7 million, and the new Rincon Elementary has a projected price tag of $18 million.
Polls are open from 7 a.m.-7 p.m.