Georgia Voter Property Tax Survey

Should all Georgians

be allowed to vote?

SHOULD GEORGIANS BE ALLOWED TO VOTE-   TYPE YES OR NO

YOUR EMAIL (Used for verification purposes to ensure only one vote per person)

Under current Georgia Property Tax Laws, individual homeowners' property tax assessments can be increased 50%, 100%, 200% or even more in a single year.  There is NO annual limit, meaning their tax bill can double or triple in a single year, forcing them to sell their homes. 


However, as these laws are within Georgia's State Constitution, the Georgia State Legislature must give Georgians permission to vote to change the law in a state wide referendum vote.


Therefore should all Georgians be allowed to VOTE to limit excessive annual tax assessment increases on individual homeowners?  (not how you would vote, but if you should be allowed to vote in the first place) 

*This would not limit local governments' ability to raise taxes equally among all homeowners, it would only limit annual singular increases on individual homeowners.

DO YOU CONSIDER YOURSELF A REPUBLICAN, A DEMOCRAT, OR AN INDEPENDENT ? (Type NA if you prefer not to answer)

YOUR NAME AND ZIP CODE  (Used to find your correct Georgia State Legislator)

Check Box to confirm you are a Georgia Voter

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Why Georgia's Property Tax System is too antiquated for today's modern Real Estate Market
Georgia's property tax system is initially an extremely accurate indicator of all homeowners' ability to pay their fair share of local taxes.  However, due to the unanticipated volatility of the today's Real Estate Market , an individual homeowner's monthly mortgage payment can double or triple within a single year, causing untold financial hardship on the family's ability to pay. 
The specific problem is the State's antiquated property tax system never anticipated such volatility in today's Real Estate Market.  For over 100 years, homes only increased an average of 3%-4% annually, which correlated almost identically to inflation and rising incomes. Thus homeowners could depend on affordable increases each year to support much needed local government increases as well.
However in today's Real Estate Market, homeowners can see extreme increases in the value of their property, with no correlated increase in their ability to pay.  Annual tax unfair tax increases of 40% to over 200% are well documented countless times, especially within Georgia's most populous counties.
While there have been many efforts to help these individual homeowners with new property tax legislation in the Georgia State Legislature, such efforts have been thwarted by one extremely powerful lobbying group, the Georgia Association of County Commissioners, due to the massive  profits these local governments make from these helpless homeowners.  Furthermore, many local governments even use local  property tax dollars to employ their own individual lobbyists.
In closing, Georgia is not the only State where homeowners have experienced such financial hardships causing them to lose their homes.  However it remains one of the few State left that do not help its homeowners.  Such assistance is usually in the form of single year limits between 1%-5% in a year, with Texas having the highest annual limit of no more than 10% annually.