Bibb county voters saw school board candidates on the ballot on Tuesday, but those votes didn't count.
A mix up in June with school district voting maps meant the primary elections for school board were pushed to August 21st. It also opened up qualifying for other candidates, so the ballot looks different than what voters saw Tuesday.
At-large members Lynn Farmer and Wanda West have at least two more years on the board. Therefore the list of candidates a person can vote for depends on party affiliation and the voting district.
In district 1, incumbent Ella Carter faces opposition from Michael McKeever, an 18-year old Macon State College student, and Brenda Sutton, a state-registered mediator.
There are no republican candidates in this district. So unless there's a successful write-in, the winner on the 21st takes the seat.
District 2 covers downtown Macon. It's board president Tommy Barnes' district, but he's term limited, so the race is between three new candidates; Angel Davis-Hopper, a mother of 4 who has become active in school issues, Macon attorney Alan Taylor, and former city councilwoman Thelma Dillard. There is also no Republican candidate in this district, so the winner is virtually guaranteed to take office next year.
District 3 in South Bibb county has incumbent Susan Sipe facing Merritt Johnson, an insurance agent. They are both democrats, and the victor will face Republican Angela Freeman in the November election.
Also in November, Republican Lester Miller and democrat Dominique Johnson will face off in district 4. In district 5 and 6, incumbent Tom Hudson and newcomer Jason Downey are running unopposed.