For all the responsibilities that come with county elected positions, the qualifications to hold those offices are generally few.

The law asks all candidates to be a qualified elector and to not be a felon. For county offices, the law now asks that each candidate be a resident of the county he or she seeks election in “for two years on the day before the election.” A few offices do have other specific requirements.

Staff Writer

Jebb Johnston is a 1991 Alcorn Central High School graduate and a 1995 Ole Miss journalism graduate. His primary beats are city and county government.

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