Amendment 2 on the Ga Ballot simplified



    MACON, Ga -- Early voting numbers have been higher than average according to the Georgia Secretary of State's office.

    One area on the ballot has been holding up lines in some areas though.

    The Constitutional Amendments listed near the end of the ballot have been confusing to some voters due to their detailed descriptions.

    WGXA has been working for you to better explain what these amendments mean and how they will affect you after Election Day.

    Amendment 2 listed on the ballot states:

    CREATES A STATE-WIDE BUSINESS COURT TO LOWER COSTS, ENHANCE EFFICIENCY, AND PROMOTE PREDICTABLE JUDICIAL OUTCOMES

    "Shall the Constitution of Georgia be amended so as to create a state-wide business court, authorize superior court business court divisions, and allow for the appointment process for state-wide business court judges in order to lower costs, improve the efficiency of all courts, and promote predictability of judicial outcomes in certain complex business disputes for the benefit of all citizens of this state."

    Dr. Chris Grant is a political science professor at Mercer University and gave a more simplified explanation of this amendment.

    ""The idea is that businesses can have complex arrangements and it's better to have specialized experience in hearing cases that deal with businesses and this would set aside certain amounts of our judges to hear business cases on a statewide level opposed to having every superior court be a generalists," said Grant.

    For the rest of the week WGXA will present a new amendment listed on the ballot and better explain it to you.

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