Special election is Nov. 12

Published 12:07 am Wednesday, November 6, 2019

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The city of Atmore’s special election to renew an existing 5-mil ad valorem tax for the schools is next Tues., Nov. 12, at the city hall auditorium.

Polls will be open from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. for all residents who are registered to vote that live within the city limits of Atmore.

According to Advance archives,Amendment 8 of the state constitution names Atmore as one of 10 that can have a special 5 mil ad valorem tax dedicated to just the school system in Atmore. Current schools in Atmore include Rachel Patterson Elementary, Escambia County Middle and Escambia County High School.

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The tax was enacted in 1958, and for the last 60 years, schools in Atmore have received the tax dollars generated.