2015 Mississippi Code
Title 23 - ELECTIONS
Chapter 15 - MISSISSIPPI ELECTION CODE
Article 7 - ELECTION OFFICIALS
§ 23-15-223 - Appointment of county registrars and deputy registrars; liability of registrar for malfeasance or nonfeasance of deputy registrar

MS Code § 23-15-223 (2015) What's This?

The State Board of Election Commissioners, on or before the fifteenth day of February succeeding each general election, shall appoint in the several counties registrars of elections, who shall hold office for four (4) years and until their successors shall be duly qualified. The registrar is empowered to appoint deputy registrars, with the consent of the board of election commissioners, who may discharge the duties of the registrar.

The clerk of every municipality shall be appointed as such a deputy registrar, as contemplated by the National Voter Registration Act (NVRA).

The county registrar may not be held liable for any malfeasance or nonfeasance in office by any deputy registrar who is a deputy registrar by virtue of his office.

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