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Local politics can sometimes seem like a circus but in truth, they're extremely important. Local politics includes positions at the city, county and state levels. In this section we'll explore all of the different positions in local politics.

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What does a county board of commissioners do?

The county commission is the oldest form of government in the U.S. and is still common in many regions of the country. What tasks does a board of commissioners usually oversee?


How State Governors Work

How State Governors Work

State governors have a lot of power and responsibilities. Visit HowStuffWorks to learn all about state governors. See more »

What does a lieutenant governor do?

What does a lieutenant governor do?

What does a lieutenant governor do? Visit HowStuffWorks to learn what a lieutenant governor does. See more »

How an Attorney General Works

How an Attorney General Works

An attorney general has a lot of responsibilities. Visit HowStuffWorks to learn all about the role of an attorney general. See more »

How the Secretary of State Works

How the Secretary of State Works

The secretary of state has a lot of important responsibilities. Visit HowStuffWorks to learn all about the secretary of state. See more »

What does a state comptroller do?

What does a state comptroller do?

What does a state comptroller do? Visit HowStuffWorks to learn what a state comptroller does. See more »

What does a state treasurer do?

What does a state treasurer do?

What does a state treasurer do? Visit HowStuffWorks to learn what a state treasurer does. See more »

What does an auditor general do?

What does an auditor general do?

What does an auditor general do? Visit HowStuffWorks to learn what an auditor general does. See more »

What does a county assessor do?

What does a county assessor do?

What does a county assessor do? Visit HowStuffWorks to learn what a county assessor does. See more »

What does a county clerk do?

What does a county clerk do?

What does a county clerk do? Visit HowStuffWorks to learn what a county clerk does. See more »

How a State's Attorney Works

How a State's Attorney Works

A state's attorney has a lot of responsibilities. Visit HowStuffWorks to learn all about a state's attorney. See more »