The Bibb County Commission voted 3-2 Thursday morning to authorize the Board of Elections to hold a nonpartisan special election for the new consolidated Macon-Bibb County government on Nov. 5.
Commissioners Gary Bechtel and Joe Allen were the dissenting votes.
In an earlier vote, those two commissioners attempted to hold the election on Sept. 17 [--] the next date on the Georgia Secretary of State’s calendar for a special election [--] but that measure failed 3-2, with Commission Chairman Sam Hart, Commissioner Bert Bivins and Commissioner Lonzy Edwards voting no.
The Board of Elections is scheduled to meet at 4:30 p.m. Thursday to select dates for qualifying and early voting.
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