WHO CAN BE A COMMISSIONER?

To be eligible to serve as a county commissioner, you must reside in the county you wish to serve, be a registered voter and be at least 21 years of age. There are no other formal requirements, and there are no limitations on how many terms a commissioner can serve.

The typical county board in North Carolina consists of five commissioners, although some counties have as many as 11 and a few only have three. Boards generally meet at least two times per month at the county courthouse or administrative building.


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