Date for Sales Tax Referendum Set by Election Commission

Lebanon, TN –The Wilson County Election Commissioners met on Thursday, August 14th to call an election for  Tuesday, September 23,2014  for a City of Lebanon Sales and Use Tax Referendum.  The Lebanon City Council voted to hold a referendum to raise the local sales and use tax from 2.25% to 2.75% in March.  The Wilson County Commission voted to opt in to the sales tax referendum and include the question on the County General election. As a result of the countywide sales tax question failing to be approved in the August 7th election, a special election will be held for City of Lebanon voters. This election is being held in September rather than with the November election at the request of the Lebanon City Council.

The question on the ballot will be: Shall Ordinance No. 14-4530, passed by the Lebanon City Council on the 4th day of March,2013 and published in the Lebanon Democrat, a newspaper of general circulation in Wilson County, which levied an additional tax on the same privileges subject to the Retailers’ Sales Tax Act under Chapter 6, Parts 1-6, Title 67, Tennessee Code Annotated, as the same may be amended, which are exercised within the City of Lebanon, to be levied and collected as provided in the Act at an amended rate of 2.75%, except as limited or modified by statute, become operative?  FOR or AGAINST

Early Voting will be available from September 3rd through September 18th at the Wilson County Election Commission Office at 203 East Main St in Lebanon. The hours of Early Voting will be from 1:00pm until 6:00pm on September 3rd and September 18th with the hours all other days, including Saturdays, being from 8:00am until 12 Noon.

Registered voters who live in the City of Lebanon are eligible to vote in this election. The last day for Lebanon citizens to register to vote in this referendum will be Monday, August 25th. On Election Day, voters will vote at the polling places they normally are assigned to. There will be twelve Election Day polls open on September 23rd.Voters are reminded to bring their Tennessee State or Federally issued photo ID when they come to vote during Early Voting or on Election Day.

The Wilson County Election Commission encourages anyone with questions about where they vote, voting and registering to vote to visit the Commission’s website at www.WilsonVotes.com, phone the office at 615-444-0216 or come by at 203 East Main St in Lebanon.