Voters Cast Ballots in Historic Macon-Bibb Runoff Election

MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – Tuesday marks an historic day in Macon-Bibb county as voters elect the new leaders to run the consolidated government.

Each vote is a piece of history in the making as the community elects the new leaders to run the consolidated government.

"You need to have the right person so they'll be able to do the right thing and make the right choices," voter Bonita Gray said.

"I think that each of us have an important role in participating in that political opportunity," voter Nancy Crawford said.

A steady flow of voters came out Tuesday morning to cast their ballot at St. Paul AME Church and it was a similar scene at Mabel White Baptist Church. Voters say the process was quick. They say it only took a few minutes to check in and cast their ballots.

"It's a huge vote. In my estimation, its going to tell the tale of the city and the county for the next 10, 20 years. Its an historic vote," voter Robbie Burns said.

On the ballot during the runoff is the race for the first mayor of Macon-Bibb County. Voters living in Districts 2, 4, 6, and 8 could also vote for their next county commissioner. Voters say these are the people that will serve the community and lead Macon-Bibb into the future.

"Hopefully this government will serve we the people in the Macon-Bibb area and remember that," Burns said.

"I think Macon needs to move forward, there's too many issues in our city that need to be addressed, some changes to be made," Crawford said.

The polls are open until 7 p.m. Visit 41NBC's Decision 2013 page to find your precinct.

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