County commissioner encourages voting on election day ‘no matter the race’

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MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – Election day was on Tuesday and residents across Georgia went back to the polls to cast their ballots including those in Bibb County.

Poll workers at a voting precinct on Anthony Road told 41NBC that they saw more than 300 people come in to vote Tuesday.

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District 5 Commissioner Burt Bivins was one of those people. He says he believes voting no matter the election is important.

“Run off’s, primaries, everything. I think that there are a lot of people out there that are trying to do everything they can to discourage people from voting and I think the way to stop that is showing them it doesn’t work. We should go vote anytime there’s an opportunity,” he told 41NBC.

According to the Bibb County Board of Elections more than 4,600 people voted early through out the county.


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Those votes will determine who will become Georgia’s next Secretary of State and Public Service Commissioner.