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Rankin election leaders propose parties take on more duties

electionsBRANDON — The Rankin County Election Commission is looking to share more duties of running primary elections in the county with party executive committees going forward.

In an email to the county’s Republican and Democratic committee chairmen, the election commission proposed the parties take on more of the duties, including sending poll workers and managers to training, coordinating with the Circuit Clerk’s office on getting ballot information and having workers available in all precincts on Election Day.

The Clarion-Ledger reports Election Commission Chair Tonya Rivers declined to comment on the proposed changes when reached on Monday.

State law says primaries are the responsibility of county executive committees, though they can contract with the commission to help with the duties.

 

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