Three Peachtree Corners city council seats are up for re-election but those seats are uncontested. However, there's still good reason to head to the polls to cast your vote.
Peachtree Corners voters have two issues on the ballot:
1. Extend SPLOST for another three years. The 1-cent sales tax extension would provide Gwinnett County funds that would be used primarily for transportation improvements.
2. Grant the city redevelopment powers, which is a funding tool that would permit the city to create Tax Allocation Districts (TADs), for the purpose of funding targeted areas for redevelopment such as the Holcomb Bridge corridor.
Advance voting at satellite locations begins Saturday, Oct. 26,
Lucky Shoals Community Center is one of four satellite voting locations in Gwinnett, according to the county website. Saturday's voting hours are from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
After Saturday, voters can cast ballots at the satellite locations Monday through Friday, Oct. 28-Nov. 1. Election Day itself is Nov. 5. Voting hours are from 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.
The last day to vote by absentee ballot or advance in person is Friday, November 1.
The current SPLOST expires in March 2014, and county officials want to renew it for three years. Doing so would keep Gwinnett's sales tax rate at 6 percent.
Officials say renewing the tax could bring in as much as $498 million. About 78 percent would go to the county, with most of the rest divided up between Gwinnett's 16 cities.
Officials from the county and the cities say they plan to use most of the money for transportation projects.