|December 14, 2012
ORDER granting Plaintiff's Motion for Declaratory and Injunctive Relief re 1 Complaint. This Court ENJOINS Defendants, sets the following deadlines, and ORDERS the following actions: (1) The Court's Final Plan is hereby ADOPTED as the la wful plan for the Long County BOC and BOE election for use in the May 2013 BOE and BOE special election and until such time as the State of Georgia implements a new plan. (2) Defendants are hereby DIRECTED to implement the Final Plan promptly and con sistently with the Constitution and laws of the United States and the Constitution and law of the State of Georgia. (3) The BOC and BOE precinct boundaries shall be identical to the BOC and BOE district boundaries. (4) Defendants are hereby DIRECTED to establish the following polling places for use in the May 2013 special election: District 1: Beards Creek Voting Precinct; 3218 Marcus Nobles Road, N.E.; Glennville, Georgia 30427. District 2: Rye Patch/Oakdale Voting Precinct; 2252 Darwel Long Ro ad, N.E.; Ludowici, Georgia 31316. District 3: South Ludowici Voting Precinct; 198 Main Street Extension, S.W.; Ludowici, Georgia 31316. District 4: North Ludowici Voting Precinct; 469 North Main Street; Ludowici, Georgia 31316. District 5: (1) Tibet Voting Precinct; 1431 Tibet Highway, S.E.; Ludowici, Georgia 31316. (2) Fire station located at 840 Alma Flournoy Road, Ludowici, Georgia 31316. (3) Annex at Faith Baptist Church located at 12 South McDonald Street, Ludowici, Georgia 31316. (5) Defe ndants are hereby DIRECTED to comply with the following election schedule: a. Voter notices shall be mailed no later that Monday, January 28, 2013. b. Qualifying for the BOC and BOE election shall take place from Monday, February 11, 2013 through Wed nesday, February 13, 2013. c. The BOC and BOE primary election shall take place on Tuesday, March 12, 2013. Any necessary runoff elections related to these primaries shall take place on Tuesday, April 9, 2013. d. The BOC and BOE general election shal l take place on Tuesday, May 7, 2013. (6) All other matters of scheduling, balloting, and voting (including early and absentee voting and any necessary runoff elections) shall be conducted in accordance with any applicable federal, state, and local l aws except that any state or local laws in direct conflict with this Order are hereby SUSPENDED only for the purposes of the May 2013 special election and related primary and runoff elections. Signed by Chief Judge Lisa G. Wood, Honorable Beverly B. Martin, Honorable J. Randall Hall on 12/14/2012. (ca) Modified on 12/14/2012 (ca).