Penny Sales Tax on ballot

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EXHIBIT A – FORM OF BALLOT

EDUCATION CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS SALES
AND USE TAX ACT REFERENDUM FOR ANDERSON COUNTY

Must a special one percent sales and use tax be imposed in Anderson County for not more than fifteen (15) calendar years with the revenue of the tax used to provide property tax relief, and to pay, directly or indirectly, the cost of education capital improvement projects in Anderson County, as follows:

(1) At least twenty percent (20%) of the proceeds of such tax must be used to reduce property taxes by offsetting the existing debt service millage levy on general obligation bonds of any school district in Anderson County;

(2) Installation, maintenance and improvement of security and public safety measures in each school district in Anderson County;

(3) Acquisition or updating of technology hardware, software and necessary infrastructure in each school district in Anderson County;

(4) Constructing, improving and equipping a facility for career and technical education to serve Anderson County School District Nos. 3, 4 and 5, but solely from proceeds of such tax allocated to those school districts; and

(5) Repairing or replacing roofs and HVAC systems for any school buildings in each school district in Anderson County;

(6) Constructing, improving, renovating and equipping any instructional, fine arts or athletic spaces or facilities in each school district in Anderson County;

(7) Acquiring land whereon to construct school facilities in each school district in Anderson County; and

(8) Acquiring student transportation vehicles in each school district in Anderson County?

All revenue received by the school districts from the sales and use tax will be used to reduce property taxes needed to pay debt service on school district bonds or to directly pay costs of education capital improvements projects identified herein.

Yes [ ]

No [ ]

Those voting in favor of the question shall deposit a ballot with a check or cross mark in the square after the word “Yes”, and those voting against the question shall deposit a ballot with a check or cross mark in the square after the word “No”.