MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) - The Bibb County Board of Elections faces a possible lawsuit over the voting maps the Bibb County Board of Education plans to use in the upcoming election.
Candidate for school board district 4 seat, Lester Miller, tells 41NBC the new district maps that have been approved by the Department of Justice are the lawful maps that should be used in the election.
However, the Bibb County Board of Education plans to use the old district maps when voting takes place on July 31st.
Miller says filing a lawsuit is the last resort, but he will do what it takes to make sure the updated maps are the ones used.
"As a taxpayer in Bibb County, as a parent of two public school educated children, and as a candidate for office, I couldn't stand by and watch things happen the way they've happened," says Miller. "I've been on the sidelines way too long waiting for the right things to happen and once I saw that time is running out, I felt like now is the time to do something."
Miller tells 41NBC that he and his attorney have been in contact with Elaine Carr of the Bibb County Board of Elections.
If they don't hear back that the new maps will be used by Friday, they plan to file a lawsuit in federal court and ask for an injunction on the election as early as Monday of next week.