District 4 candidate Mallory Jones has filed a lawsuit against the Bibb County Board of Elections and Board of Commissioners to have the Macon-Bibb elections happen as soon as July 16.
If the elections can't take place then, the lawsuit says the Macon-Bibb elections should take place at the "earliest possible lawful date" that would not require candidates to qualify again.
The next date set by the state would be Sept. 17. The run-off would be October 15.
Earlier Thursday, the Bibb County commissioners voted to tentatively set Nov. 5 as the date of first elections for the Macon-Bibb County consolidated government.
The move would not be official until it is approved by the Bibb County Board of Elections. A vote by that body is schedule for Thursday afternoon.
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According to his lawsuit, Jones "will suffer irreparable harm if candidate qualifying is reopened and the election is further delayed."
Mallory Jones Complaint 06.27.13 (With Exhibits)