Georgia Elderly Homestead Tax Exemptions, Referendum D (2006)

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

Election results

Referendum D
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 1,787,274 88.7%
No228,80911.3%

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 senior citizens in an amount equal to the actual levy for state ad valorem tax purposes on the homestead?"

Explanation

This section of this Act grants an exemption from all state ad valorem property taxes to the homestead of a person who is 65 years of age or over, to include the primary residence and not more than ten contiguous acres of land. This exemption applies to state ad valorem taxes but not those levied by local governments.

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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