Georgia Multi-Year Rental Agreements, Amendment 2 (2012)
|Multi-Year Rental Agreements Amendment|
|Referred by:||Georgia Legislature|
|Topic:||Admin of gov't|
- See also: 2012 ballot measure election results
Election results will be posted here throughout the day on November 7 and in the days to come as additional votes are counted.
|Georgia Amendment 2|
- These results are from the Georgia Secretary of State as of November 7, 2012, at 10:55 a.m. EST with 158 of 159 counties fully reported. This results section will be updated daily until the final results have been certified in about three weeks.
Text of measure
The official ballot text read as follows:
Shall the Constitution of Georgia be amended so as to provide for a reduction in the state's operating costs by allowing the General Assembly to authorize certain state agencies to enter into multiyear rental agreements?
( ) YES( ) NO
The Georgia Chamber of Commerce came out in support of the measure. Chris Clark, president of the chamber, said that the amendment will allow the government to save money on its lease agreements by being able to negotiate for the lower rental rates associated with long term agreements.
Though there appears to be no organized opposition to the amendment, some media outlets have endorsed a 'no' vote on the measure.
Media editorial positions
- The Courier Herald said, "Paying slightly higher rates for a few more years is a small price to pay to avoid giving away 20 year favors to today’s patronage class. Vote no on this amendment. That is the best way to save Georgians money."
Path to the ballot
- See also: How the Georgia Constitution is amended