When voters go to the polls in November, they will be deciding several important Federal, state and local races, but they will also be faced with the decision to approve a constitutional amendment that would allow Georgia residents to sue the state in superior court.

Voters will decide if the sovereign immunity protection for city, county and state governments can be waived.

There are certain exceptions in place, but the restrictions are difficult to overcome. Lawmakers have been trying to address the issue for several years, following a case against the Georgia Department of Natural Resources where the state’s high court confirmed the immunity.