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June 12, 2013

Oh where or when will our elections begin?

The city of Macon and Bibb County are supposed to merge in January -- that is if we ever get to the polls to select the nine members of the new commission and a mayor. It’s all been delayed by the U.S. Department of Justice. Changes that impact voting must first be pre-cleared by the DOJ and there are two issues it must decide: the first being the change to nonpartisan elections, and the second to move the date of the election from November to July. This is where it gets complicated.

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