- Associated Press - Wednesday, December 14, 2016

COLUMBUS, Miss. (AP) - Dates have been set for a special election for Oktibbeha County Chancery Clerk.

The Commercial Dispatch (https://bit.ly/2hqKGxm ) reports party primaries will be held Aug. 8, with primary run-offs, if necessary, set for Aug. 29. The general election will be Nov. 7 with a run-off, if necessary, on Nov. 21.

The special election with fill the seat of five-term chancery clerk Monica Banks, who died Sept. 30.

Sharon Livingston will continue to serve as interim clerk until the election is held.

Qualifying will begin Jan. 3 and run through March 3. To qualify, a candidate must be a resident of Oktibbeha County, 18 or older with a high school diploma or its equivalent. There is a $100 qualifying fee.

The chancery clerk salary is fee-based, not to exceed $90,000.

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Information from: The Commercial Dispatch, https://www.cdispatch.com

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