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County election commission welcomes new member
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County election commission welcomes new member

Tuesday the Pulaski County Election Commission welcomed its newest member, Susan Inman, as a Pulaski County Election Commissioner.

She was elected by the Pulaski County Democratic Committee at their regular Monday, February 20 meeting to fill the vacancy created by Kent Walker’s resignation. Kent Walker served on the Pulaski County Election Commission from December 2005 through January 2012.

Inman brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the board. After nearly 20 years overseeing elections at the county and state levels, she currently holds a seat on the State Board of Election Commissioners and serves as Arkansas County Election Commission Association (ACECA) president.

In addition to recently writing a handbook, A How-to Handbook for those Interested in Becoming County Election Commissioners in Arkansas, for the ACECA, Inman periodically serves as an International Election Observer for the U.S. Department of State in various countries throughout Eastern Europe and Central Asia. Most recently, Inman was sent to Russia to observe the Russian Federation DUMA election, which ultimately erupted in riots.

Under the new law, county election commissioners are elected by their county committees on odd numbered years and must be re-elected every two years. There are no term limits. The Pulaski County Board of Election Commissioners is responsible for the administration of county elections in accordance with Arkansas law.

Inman’s duties as commissioner start immediately, just in time for candidate filing for the primary election this Thursday.

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