With the presidential primary over, the next statewide election in Georgia is the big one in November. Not on the ballot – yet anyway – is the Public Service Commission. Thanks to some judicial delay, current members who should theoretically have faced voters in 2022 remain on the commission – Tim Echols and Fitz Johnson.

The delay is thanks to a lawsuit claiming the statewide voting for members, despite each commissioner representing a district across the state, violates the Voting Rights Act and blocks minority representation from the Commission. One judge agreed with the violation argument but an appeals court reversed the ruling in November but did not specify next steps for an election. Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger has said he is waiting on a final order before scheduling an election. 

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