Election commissioner terms now staggered to insure continuity
LAUDERDALE COUNTY, Miss. (WTOK) - Due to a state law passed by the 2018 Mississippi Legislature, the terms for election commissioners in the state will be staggered from now on to insure there are experienced commissioners familiar with the process through each election.
With the former method of straight 4-year terms for all five seats, the potential existed for all five to be replaced in a single election.
The District 2 & 4 commissioners elected in each county in Mississippi will initially serve 3-year terms. Then at the next election, candidates will run for 4-year terms, as did 2020 candidates in Districts 1, 3 and 5.
Lauderdale County’s election commissioners took the oath of office Monday at the board of supervisors meeting.
The Lauderdale County election commissioners are:
|Cory James Reece||5|
Each commissioner in Lauderdale County ran unopposed in last November’s elections.
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