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Changes Ahead For Quorum Court

Posted: January 1, 2013 at 5 a.m.

Benton County’s legislative branch could face some tumultuous times as the Quorum Court assimilates six new justices of the peace.

Quorum Court

Amendment 55 to the state Constitution sets the range for the number of justices of the peace for Arkansas’ counties:

“No county’s Quorum Court shall be comprised of fewer than nine justices of the peace, nor comprised of more than 15 justices of the peace. The number of justices of the peace that comprise a county’s Quorum Court shall be determined by law. The county’s Election Commission shall, after each decennial census, divide the county into convenient and single member districts so that the Quorum Court shall be based upon the inhabitants of the county with each member representing, as nearly as practicable, an equal number thereof.”

Source: Staff Report

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