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There are three members on the County Commission. One must reside in each of the three magisterial districts (Eastern, Central, and Western); however, they are elected by all voters county-wide. Commissioners hold their office for the term of six years; and one Commissioner is elected every two years. They choose one of their members each year to serve as president, who presides over the meetings.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Prepares and adopts budget for all county offices in the courthouse.
  • Jurisdiction in all matters of probate, such as wills.
  • Sits as Board of Canvassers:

    • Canvasses county election returns
    • Publicly declares results of election
  • In contested elections, judges the election and returns of their own members and all county offices
  • Approves the appointment of three election commissioners and two poll clerks in each precinct in county to conduct primary and general election
  • Lays and disburses county levies based on assessed property values
  • Sits as Review and Equalization Board in February to hear appeals on property values for assessment purposes
  • Appoints members of certain county boards, authorities, and public service districts
  • Adopts ordinances and orders for protection and safety of people in the county
  • Approves purchase orders and payment vouchers for all elected county offices.
    The County Commissioners must be bonded with an amount not less than $20,000 nor more than $200,000.



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