The ACLU, or American Civil Liberties Union, of Georgia, filed a lawsuit Wednesday against the Crisp County Board of Education.
The lawsuit is citing a violation of Section 2 of the federal Voting Rights Act and that the board is denying black voters in the election process for board members.
The current election process is that members are elected "at-large" instead of "single-member."
The difference is that "at-large" seats can be elected by the entire district and "single-member" seats are representatives designated to specific neighborhoods.
The lawsuit is asking that the current voting method be struck down and to adopt a redistricting plan that complies with the Voting Rights Act.
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