Official Leaves District

Winscott Will Vacate Seat

Posted: December 6, 2012 at 5 a.m.

Justice of the Peace Frank Winscott has sold his home and moved out of District 2, but he’s not immediately giving up his seat on the Benton County Quorum Court.



At A Glance

Residency Requirements

Arkansas Code, Section 14-14-1306 sets out residency requirements for justices of the peace:

(a) All county, county quorum court district and township officers shall reside within their respective townships, districts and counties.

(b) An office shall be deemed vacant if a county officer removes his legal residence from the county or if a district or township officer removes his legal residence from the district (or) township from which elected.

(c) For purposes of this section, legal residence shall be defined as the domicile of the officer evidenced by the intent to make such residence a fixed and permanent home.

Source: Staff Report

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