Referendum on bond is today

Registered voters who live within the five Jackson County Board of Education districts will decide the results of a special election today (Tuesday, March 19, 2019).

The BOE is seeking authorization to issue General Obligation School Bonds for construction of a new westside high school and other projects throughout the district, including the planned renovation of East Jackson Middle School and work on the Empower College & Career Center.

Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the four designated polling places:

  • Central Jackson – Hope Crossing Church, 2106 Old Pendergrass Road, Jefferson
  • North Jackson – Mt. Olive Baptist Church, 190 Mt. Olive Church Road, Commerce
  • West Jackson – Northeast Church, 2001 Cherry Drive, Braselton
  • South Jackson – The Church at Southside, 8144 Jefferson Road, Athens


Click here for a list of frequently asked questions about the referendum.

Click here for graphs of debt service and millage rate.

Click here for analysis of debt service and millage rate.

Click here for enrollment projections.

Click here for a copy of the sample ballot.

Click here for more information from the Jackson County Elections & Registration Office.