Election Commission

The members of the Election Commission are responsible for conducting all General and Special Elections in Yazoo County. When contracted, the Election Commission assists the Republican and Democratic Parties with the Primary Elections. The Election Commission is responsible for ensuring that ALL elections are conducted fairly, honestly and most importantly Legal in all areas of the laws of Mississippi. They work as a team to ensure the voter rolls for Yazoo County are as clean as possible by removing those voters who have moved or passed away. Members of the Election Commission are Elected Officials that serve a four year term and there are no limitations to the number of consecutive terms that can be served. Commissioners must be qualified electors in Yazoo County and a resident of the Supervisor District in which they are a candidate. They operate under the authority of MS Code Annotated 23-15-211 (1972) Members of the Election Commission are mandatorily required to attend Certification Training annually, conducted by the Mississippi Secretary of State’s Office, to be certified to conduct elections.

District 1
Jerry Alexander
4401 Link Rd
Bentonia MS 39040

District 2
Virginia T. Matthews
273 Davey Drive
Benton MS 39039

District 3
Chila Boddy
1215 Gatemouth Moore Drive
Yazoo City MS 39194

District 4
Sylvia Vandevere
4320 Eden Midway Rd
Yazoo City MS 39194

District 5
Claude Collum
P.O. Box 108
Yazoo City MS 39194

Duties of the Election Commission

  • Building the database in Statewide Elections Management System.
  • Hiring and training Poll Managers.
  • Preparing and printing ballots, and securing all election supplies.
  • Downloading the Election Database in Global Elections Management System.
  • Burning memory cards for the election.
  • Testing and preparing voting machines and ballot encoders for the election, and preparing poll books.
  • Compiling precinct results on Election Day, certifying election results, and providing election data to the public.