Three candidates in this year's primary have filed a federal lawsuit challenging Bibb County's decade-old election districts.
Lester Miller, Gary Bechtel and Brenda Sutton say the county's election maps violate the Constitutional guarantee of "one man, one vote."
They're asking for an injunction preventing Bibb County and the Bibb school district from using those maps.
A hearing on the suit is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. Friday in the federal courthouse in downtown Macon. U.S. District Judge Hugh Lawson is scheduled to preside.
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Miller and Sutton are running for school board this year; Bechtel is a current school board member running for county commission.
Last week, Miller said he expected to file the suit unless the Bibb County board of elections agreed to use recent maps based on the 2010 census.
The Bibb County Board of Education this spring declined to accept the latest maps and opted to continue using districts based on the 2000 census.
Those maps were drawn up by the Georgia General Assembly this winter and approved by the U.S. Department of Justice.
School board president Thomas Barnes could not be reached for comment.
The 14th Amendment guarantees that voting districts should be roughly the same size.
Because the county's population has shifted in the past decade, the lawsuit argues that votes in some of the larger districts carry less weight than those in the smaller ones.
For example, according to the lawsuit, the smallest of Bibb County board of election districts has about 22,400 people; the largest has more than 29,000.
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