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Commission vacancy to be discussed Monday
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The Warren County Commission meets this Monday, May 18, and may decide if the vacancy left by the resignation of Richard Grissom in the 3rd District should be filled.

Among the items of business for consideration at 6:30 p.m. are: to “address” District 3 Commission vacancy and “address” committee vacancies as a result of District 3 Commission vacancy. 

Grissom resigned last month and the open position will be on the Warren County General Election ballot in August. A special qualifying deadline has been established and candidates have until June 12 at noon to quality.

Whomever is elected will serve until August 2022 when all 24 seats on the Warren County Commis-sion are up for grabs. 

The County Commission can appoint someone to fill Grissom’s spot until the August election if members choose to do so. 

Nominations could be made by members of the public, commissioners or the county executive. In order for a name to be considered, a member of the commission or the county executive must formally nominate the person. 

General rules for appointment:

• Nominees must be qualified voters, residents of the district of the vacant seat, and at least 18 years of age.

• Commissioners may make multiple nominations.

• Persons nominated by members of the public must be present at the vote or must have previously submitted in writing a statement of their willingness to accept the nomination and serve in the role if elected. 

According to the voting procedure, each county commissioner will be allowed only one “yes” vote that they can be cast to any nominee. The first nominee to receive an affirmative majority, which is 12, will be sworn into office. 

For more information about the upcoming election on Aug. 6 or to pick up qualifying papers for District 3 commissioner, contact the Warren County Election Commission at 473-5834. The office is located at 201 Locust Street with hours: Monday-Thursday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.