Baldwin County votes no on unifcation

MILLEDGEVILLE, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – In a landslide decision, Baldwin County and Milledgeville will remain separate governments. Unofficial election results showed 5,170 ‘no’ votes for consolidation and 2,374 ‘yes’ votes for consolidation.

Those against consolidation are happy it didn’t pass because they felt the proposed charter had too many uncertainties. They also had concerns about the proposed districts.
 
“Consolidation is not for us in Milledgeville, Baldwin County. It really united and galvanized our community. So many people continue to talk about how fractures we are, but we’re not as fractured as people like to think,” said Gregory Barnes, Chairman of the Committee Opposing Consolidation.

Consolidation supporters said they weren’t surprised with the outcome because it took a few tries for consolidation to pass in other cities and counties. They hope to talk with those who voted against unification to address their concerns. They plan to bring consolidation up for a vote again in the coming years.

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