Non-partisan voters will miss out on arena questions

News

AUGUSTA, Ga (WJBF) – Augusta voters who are not Democrats or Republicans will not have a say in the location of a new arena.

Commissioners voted last week to request the county Democrat and Republican parties put non binding questions on the May primary ballots asking their voters if they a new arena downtown or Regency Mall.

But voters who get a non partisan ballot will not be able to weigh in because the questions will only be on the party’s primary ballots.

“It’s a very small number of people who choose, just a non partisan ballot because if you do that then you don’t get a vote for Governor and for Congress and for Secretary of State for your state representatives state senators your going to miss all of that if you don’t choose a party ballot in a primary,” says Elections Director Lynn Bailey.

The two parties have until March 9th to submit their ballot questions to the Board of Elections office for certification.

Copyright 2019 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.