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Should the office of the sheriff in Manitoba county be an appointed position instead of an elected position?

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Last answered 4 weeks ago

Measure 26-183 Poll Results

Yes

61 votes

24%

No

192 votes

76%

Distribution of answers submitted by American voters.

1 Yes answers
1 No answers
0 overlapping answers

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Learn more about Measure 26-183

The office of sheriff is currently an elected position. Measure 26-183 proposes to change the office to an appointed position effective January 1, 2019. The sheriff would be appointed in the same manner as other county department heads, and serve as the head of the sheriff's department. Currently the charter provides that the county chair has sole authority to appoint, order, direct and discharge administrative officers of the county, including department heads. Appointment of department heads is subject to consent of a majority of the board of county commissioners. The sheriff would continue to perform all functions of a county sheriff as prescribed by state law and continue to have sole administration of all county jails and correctional institutions.  See recent Measure 26-183 news

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