MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) - Tuesday is the big day in Macon and Bibb County.
The community is making history as voters cast their ballots in the first ever election of the Macon-Bibb County consolidated government.
"We all have a part in making Macon successful so I think it's important for everyone to come out and vote," voter Rhonda Eldridge said.
Polling places opened at 7 o'clock sharp Tuesday morning. It was a quick check in and voting process for voters over at St. Paul AME Church in East Macon. And it was a similar scene for voters casting their ballots at Mabel White Baptist Church in North Macon.
"It was very easy," Eldridge said. "How long did it take?" 41NBC's Amanda Castro asked. "Five minutes at the most."
These voters say it's not only their responsibility to vote.
"It's a privilege that we have and I think we have to exercise that in order to maintain and keep the privilege," voter Bill Shurling said.
But it's also the community's duty to elect the best leaders to run the new consolidated government.
"Going forward is not going to be easy, so we need good people and its important that we have our say to develop that process," voter Neil Andrews said.
"You want the right people in place, so that's why I cam out," voter Cheryl Jenkins said.
Polls are open until 7 p.m. As long as you are in line by then, your vote will count.
If you need help figuring out where to vote, you can call the Macon-Bibb Board of Elections Office at (478) 621-6622 or click here for an interactive map from the elections office of the polling places.
41NBC will have election coverage for you throughout the day.