Fayette County


Injunction requested to halt at-large voting, hearing set for July 30

As expected, the battle for district voting is far from over. On the heels of the official call for a Special Election to replace the recently passed Pota Coston via at-large voting, the Plaintiffs in the initial lawsuit have requested the Court issue an injunction to prohibit using at-large voting in the election.
The County plans to oppose the injunction request. The Court has ordered responses be filed no later than Monday, July 27 and will hold a hearing on Thursday, July 30.
When the Court of Appeals sent the case back down to the District Court level, the at-large system was put back in effect, pending a further hearing. No date has been set yet for the lower court trial. At-large voting enables any registered voter in the county to vote on the district five post which will complete Costa’s term.
Qualifying for the Special Election begins August 10.

By Christopher Dunn

Managing Editor Christopher Dunn has been with the Fayette County News since 2011, in addition to running Fayette Victory magazine. He is a graduate of Fayette County schools, as well as a graduate of Georgia State University with a degree in journalism. Follow him on twitter @fayettesports.