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State Rep Supports Suit To Stop Augusta Election Date Changes

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The Board of Elections is also scheduled to talk about when Augusta's elections for Mayor and Commission will be held Monday night.

The primaries could come as soon as next May if Georgia lawmakers approve moving them to match the Federal elections.

State law calls for Augusta's non-partisan races to be held during those primaries instead of in November.

Count State Representative Wayne Howard among those who oppose changing the date of those elections.

and supports a lawsuit to keep it from taking place.

"Because the attorney general also said in his ruling or in his opinion that he expect a challenge if this were to come forward," said Howard.

Would you welcome that do you think that is needed,

"I would welcome it yes," said Howard.

Howard also suggests holding public meetings to see if the public supports having commissioners run as Democrats and Republicans in order to hold the elections in November.





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