MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) - A court order submitted to the Bibb County Board of Elections says people who vote for a certain party in the July 31st general primary may not vote for another party in the Board of Education primary race in August.
The board met Tuesday night to discuss the issue.
Elections supervisor Elaine Carr tells 41NBC that voters may not change party allegiances once they vote.
If a voter chooses to register for a party and vote in the July 31st general primary, that person may not vote for another party when the Bibb Board of Education primary is held on August 21st, or on September 18th when, if necessary, a runoff will be held for that race.
"The judge made the ruling that the parties can not alter from the time the voter begins voting," says Carr. "If they vote on July 31st, that party stays through September 18th."
Carr also tells us the Board of Education will be listed on the July 31st ballot, but no votes will count for that election until the August 21st primary.