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Georgia Surviving Spouse Tax Exemptions, Referendum E (2006)

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Georgia Referendum E was on the November 7, 2006 statewide ballot in Georgia as a legislatively-referred state statute, where it was approved.[1]

Referendum E approved a homestead tax exemption for the unremarried surviving spouse of a peace officer or firefighter who was killed in the line of duty.

Election results

Referendum E
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 1,724,935 85.2%
No300,45014.8%

Text of measure

Georgia law (Code Section 21-2-4 of the O.C.G.A.) requires that when an election will take place on proposed statutes, the Georgia Secretary of State must provide a neutral summary and explanation of each proposal.

The question and description are incorporated into a voter guide that voters may consult prior to casting their vote.

Ballot question

"Shall the Act be approved which provides a homestead exemption for the full value of the homestead with respect to all ad valorem taxes for the unremarried surviving spouse of a peace officer or firefighter who was killed in the line of duty?"

Explanation

This section of this Act provides that the unremarried surviving spouse of a peace officer or firefighter who was killed in the line of duty shall be entitled to a total exemption of the homestead from all ad valorem taxes.

If approved by a majority of the voters, this section of the Act becomes effective on January 1, 2007, and applies to all tax years beginning on or after that date.

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