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Citizens Are Reminded About the ESPLOST Renewal Vote May 24

As Fayette County voters go to the polls for the primary election on May 24, they will be asked to vote on the continuation of the Education Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (ESPLOST) for Fayette County Public Schools.

The ESPLOST is a one-penny sales tax that expires every five years, the current ESPLOST was approved by voters November 2017. 

This is not a new tax, it is the continuation of the ESPLOST already in place. It does not impact property taxes. ESPLOST collects equally from property owners, non-property owners and non-residents of Fayette who spend money in our county. 

ESPLOST funds are used for capital improvements such as classroom additions, renovations, improvements to schools and buildings, as well as to upgrade technology, improve safety and security, and purchase equipment, school buses, and textbooks. It cannot be used for salaries.

More information about the ESPLOST renewal is available on the Fayette County Public Schools website ( under “District Announcements,” and also via a special ESPLOST video.

All Fayette County citizens are encouraged to be informed and to exercise their right to vote on May 24, 2022. Polling locations can be found by going to Georgia’s My Voter Page.