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Justice Department approves council’s unbalanced districts
by Debbie Lurie-Smith
May 02, 2013 | 3043 views | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend | print
All elected offices for the City of Gray will be on the ballot Nov. 5, and changes have been made in all of the city’s four voting districts.

Voting districts may be reviewed any time changes take place in Georgia cities and counties such as annexations, but the districts are always subject to review following the U.S. Census. The new voting districts for Gray were submitted to the U.S. Justice Department Feb. 1, with additional information sent Feb. 13.

City Attorney Joan Harris received a letter from the Civil Rights Division of the Justice Department dated March 19 stating that the attorney general did not object to the submitted changes.

Jones County Election Superintendent Marion Hatton will be handling Gray’s election and said she received the information and maps of the new voting districts. She said all registered voters in the city would receive notification of their voting districts this summer.

Gray has the elected offices of mayor, mayor pro tem, and four council members representing each of the city’s four districts. All of those offices will be up for election Nov. 5.

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