Thu., May 16, 2013 8:57am
As Macon and Bibb County voters get ready to elect their first-ever consolidated government July 16, one expert thinks they may have to update their calendars — federal authorities could delay the elections under the Voting Rights Act.
Mon., April 22, 2013 2:08pm
The deadline for federal authorities to stop controversial changes to election law in Macon and Bibb County has been greatly extended, casting a shadow of uncertainty over the community's most important local election in decades.
Wed., March 20, 2013 3:41pm
The state Senate tabled a bill Wednesday that would change the makeup of the Fulton County Commission. Democrats argue the measure is part of a wider GOP effort to assert more control over districts with predominantly black voters.
Wed., February 20, 2013 4:26pm
The Bibb County Democratic Party fired off a blistering letter to federal officials Wednesday, calling a new state law affecting local elections there a “veiled attempt to thwart democracy.”
Wed., February 13, 2013 4:54pm
Legislation that would make local elections in Macon and Bibb County nonpartisan has one more hurdle to pass. It’s not the Governor’s desk — he’s expected to sign what his fellow Republicans passed handily in the state House and Senate. Rather, the move could bump up against the federal Voting Rights Act.
Tue., February 5, 2013 5:00pm
Republican lawmakers are pushing a series of bills to make more local elections nonpartisan. Backers told the Senate ethics committee Monday that it would save money by nixing primaries in those races. But others say the move reflects Georgia shifting demographics.
Wed., September 7, 2011 2:55pm
Several Bibb County officials want their offices to be nonpartisan. Past efforts to make changes have failed. New leadership could boost chances of measure passing.