Mayors, Sunday sales, sales tax to be decided in Gwinnett Tuesday

LAWRENCEVILLE -- The pitches have been made. The signs have been posted.

Now, all that is left is for the ballots to be cast.

Voters can participate in elections throughout Gwinnett from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday.

While three cities in Gwinnett -- Snellville, Suwanee and Lilburn -- and Barrow's county seat will decide on mayors, the biggest hot buttons in this year's election have been referenda.

In 13 cities, including five that have no other matters on the ballot, voters can decide whether grocery and convenience stores can sell beer and wine on Sundays. (In Grayson, residents can also decide if liquor stores can be opened in the city.)

And thousands of votes will be cast to decide if Gwinnett's 16th city will form in the Peachtree Corners community.

A five-year, one-percent sales tax to fund school facilities and technology will also be decided.

To vote in the education sales tax referendum or the Peachtree Corners measure, along with an annexation affecting several hundred homes outside of Norcross, go to your regular county polling location. To participate in your city election, go to your city's polls, which in most cases is City Hall.