As far as local government is concerned, it seems that Tuesday’s primary elections in Cobb will carry far more weight than the general election in November.
All three Board of Commissioners races have only one party represented, while there is a lone Democrat-Republican battle in four Board of Education contests. In all likelihood, the races with single parties will be decided by the primaries, and with only one person to check in November, the general election ballot becomes a formality for those posts.
Also, the regionally significant and hotly debated TSPLOST, which would raise sales taxes for 10 years by 1 percent for metro Atlanta transportation projects, will finally be decided on by voters.
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