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Thursday, May 24, 2012 - 1:13pm

Democrats Reveal Ballot Questions

At the state GOP convention last weekend, the party’s executive committee voted to add five non-binding questions for voters on the July 31 primary ballot.

The state Democratic party is following suit, with questions of their own.

Ethics is the only ballot question shared by Democrats and Republicans . Both parties will poll their respective voters on limiting lobbyist gifts.

The Democratic ballot will also ask whether Georgia’s constitution should be amended to allow the state to override locally-elected school boards’ decisions on charter schools.

Unlike Republicans, State Party chairman Michael Berlon says they decided not to ask voters about controversial casino gambling:

“We’re just adopting a wait and see approach with what happens next legislative session, for us the priority was what’s going to happen with the charter school legislation and maybe helping spur economic growth in other ways.”

Democratic voters will also answer whether they support an income tax credit for home energy costs and reducing sales taxes on products made in Georgia.

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