March 3, 2013 12:00 AM

An election conundrum created by local lawmakers

The United States Supreme Court -- and the U.S. Justice Department -- will have a say in our consolidation process. First the Justice Department. Under Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act it has to clear all changes in elections. In Bibb’s case, various Senate bills making several offices nonpartisan have to be pre-cleared.

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