State Senator Cecil Staton, a Republican from district 18, says Tuesday's Supreme Court decision striking down a portion of the Voting Rights Act paves the way for Macon-Bibb elections.
The election is on hold while awaiting an answer from the Department of Justice on changing the election date from November to July, and from partisan to non-partisan.
Staton says because section 4 of the Voting Rights Act no longer applies, Macon and Bibb county no longer need approval from the Department of Justice on this election, or any.
Note: Sen. Staton refers to the election originally being scheduled for the 2nd Tuesday in July. That is incorrect. It was originally scheduled for July 16th, the 3rd Tuesday in July.