Posts Tagged ‘lame ducks’

Post-Election Questions? Blog Posts Have Answers

Monday, November 28th, 2016

Now that the votes are in, let the questions begin! When do new county commissioners get sworn in and who can administer the oaths of office? What are the requirements for the organizational meeting? What powers do the “lame duck” commissioners have prior to the changeover? Who is required to take the mandatory ethics training, […]

The Peaceful and Orderly Transfer of Power: Answers to Questions About Organizational Meetings and Swearing In New Board Members

Monday, November 14th, 2016

After each county and city election there is a transition period during which newly-elected officers have not yet been installed and outgoing officers are still in power. This blog post answers questions about what happens during this transitional period, when new officers are sworn in, and what business takes place at the organizational meeting.