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2017 Election

City of Dunwoody GeorgiaOn November 7, 2017, three "local" city council seats are up for election. Dunwoody residents can vote for a candidate running in their local district. 

Not sure what district you live in, check the Dunwoody Council Districts Map (PDF).

In addition to the single city council district race on your ballot there will be three ballot questions.

  1. Reduce homeowners’ property taxes: A change to the homestead local option sales tax (HOST) would lower residents’ property tax bills countywide. If approved, all revenue from this existing 1 percent sales tax would be returned to DeKalb homeowners. Currently, 80 percent of HOST goes toward property tax reduction and 20 percent for government infrastructure.
  2. Raise DeKalb’s sales tax rate to 8 percent: The creation of a special purpose local option sales tax (SPLOST) would raise money to repave more than 318 miles of the county’s most worn-down roads, rebuild fire stations and repair other infrastructure. It would also funnel 36 million dollars to the city of Dunwoody for capital projects. The new sales tax will not apply to groceries or medications. The HOST and SPLOST questions are paired together on the ballot so that both must pass to be enacted.
  3. Preserve an existing homeowners’ property tax break: The frozen exemption offsets DeKalb and City of Dunwoody property tax increases caused by rising property assessments. Voter approval of this measure would make the frozen exemption permanent for as long as the revised HOST — if it passes — remains in place. 
Voting information, including sample ballots, advance voting details and poll locations, can be found on the DeKalb County Voter Registration & Elections website.