Macon-Bibb Board of Elections doesn’t attend second public hearing

MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – Macon-Bibb residents are telling the Board of Elections they do not want a reduction in the number of polling precincts.

Some residents told the Citizens Advisory Committee Thursday night reducing the number of facilities will cause longer lines and make it harder to cast ballots. They also believe this is a way to reduce the number of low-income and minority voters.

“The groundswell of comments as it relates to voters with concerns that this show is to be brought to their community and they did not feel that two meetings were adequate,” explained the Citizens Advisory Committee Chairman Quinton Tard.

Tard said he invited every board of elections member to both public hearings this week, but not one appointed official showed up. He plans to request an emergency meeting with the board as soon as possible.

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