PCW Attorneys Win Court Order Requiring Special Election

July 19, 2013

Macon and Bibb County, Georgia were slated to elect a new consolidated Board of Commissioners on July 16, 2013. Because the Department of Justice did not timely pre-clear the statute under the Voting Rights Act, the Bibb County Board of Elections suspended the election. After the Supreme Court’s decision in Shelby County, PCW attorneys Lee Parks and David Walbert filed an action on behalf of a local voter and candidate to require that the election be held at the earliest practicable, legal date.

The case was resolved by the Court entering an injunction setting September 17, 2013 as the date for a special election. That historic vote will bring in a new Board of Commissioners as the governing body of the newly created consolidated Macon-Bibb County government.

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