MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) -Bibb County is threatening to sue the US Department of Justice if it doesn't make a decision soon about having non-partisan elections.
In a letter addressed to the DOJ, County Attorney Virgil Adams asks for an answer no later than Monday, June 17th, from the government. Remember, the DOJ asked for more information about why the city and county want to have election with no political parties on the ballot.
Here's some of what Adams says in his letter to the DOJ:
"With the existing governments being abolished as of January 1, 2014, we must have elections in order to have a new government in place as of January 1, 2014. Therefore, I cannot overstate the importance of having a decision no later than June 17, 2013. Obviously, the sooner, the better."
Last month, the previously scheduled July elections had to be delayed because of the DOJ's request for more info on the subject. Adams stressed there needs to be an election--partisan or not--in November, so that the merger of Macon and Bibb County can happen smoothly.