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Jackson Co. to decide on elections change

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Jackson County elections may become non-partisan. (Source: MGN Online) Jackson County elections may become non-partisan. (Source: MGN Online)
JACKSON COUNTY, AL (WAFF) -

Monday night, the Jackson County Commission will consider asking the state to make all county elections non-partisan.

The commission is considering this change because Commission Chairman Matthew Hodges said it will save the county money on having elections and will also help take some of the politics out of politics.

The Jackson County Commission is looking into if it is possible to make county elected officials run without declaring if they're a Democrat or a Republican. This would include such offices as those in the county commission, revenue commissioner and the probate judge.

Chairman Hodges hopes the delegation will find out if this can be done locally or if it would require changes be made to the entire state. Either way, Hodges believes it's something they will be committed to for the long haul as he feels it won't be accomplished overnight.

The commission was set to vote on that resolution Monday night at 5 p.m.

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