Consolidation Big Topic in Primary Election
Local elections supervisors said there's one hot topic drawing people to the polls in Bibb County for the primary elections.
The Bibb County Board of Elections reports more than 7,600 in Bibb County took advantage of early voting which ended on July 27. More than 3,400 people cast their ballots for the primary election last week. Bibb County elections supervisor Elaine Carr said she hears a lot of people talking about consolidation at the elections office. Many people around town agree the merging of Macon and Bibb County is a big decision and that's why they're hitting the polls.
"I just won't vote for it. I'm going to vote no. Don't want to consolidate,” Terrence Govner said.
But others say they want consolidation.
"I'm for it and I think it'll make the city a better place to live," Margaret Liles said.
Despite only a couple of days before elections, some are still undecided.
"There's positive and there's negative so I still haven't made my mind up about it to be honest,” Valerie Ford said.
Carr said she expects up to a 40 percent turnout overall. People who didn't vote early can cast their ballots at their designated polling places on Tuesday, July 31.