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2024 Elections
  • November 7, 2023 (noon) - Party filing period begins
  • November 14, 2023 (noon - Party filing period ends
  • December 5, 2023 (noon) - Ballot drawing for contested 2024 Primary election races at the Election Annex (315 W. Jefferson Ave., Jonesboro)  Ballot Draw results
  • February 4, 2024 - Deadline to apply to register to vote in the Primary Election
  • February 19, 2024 - Offices closed for President's Day
  • February 20 - March 3, 2024 - Early Voting
    • Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
    • Saturday 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
  • March 1, 2024 - Deadline for the county clerk to receive county to county transfers of registered voters
  • March 4, 2024 - Early Voting 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
  • March 5, 2024 - Election Day


    Past election results

    2023 School and Special Election Official Final Results

    2022 General Election Runoff Official Final Results

    2022 General Election Final Official Results

    2022 General Election Abstract of Ballots

    June 21,2022 Preferential Primary Runoff Final Official Results

    May 24, 2022 Preferential Primary and Non Partisan Judicial Election Final Results

    November 2, 2021 School Board Election Official Final Results

    City of Brookland Special Election Official Final Results

    May 18, 2021 School Board Elections Official Final Results

    Lake City Mayoral Special Election Runoff Official Final Results

    Lake City Mayoral Special Election Official Final Results

    2020 General Election Runoff Official Final Results

    2020 General Election Final Official Summary Report

    2020 General Election Abstract of Ballots (breakdown of each race by precinct)

    FAQ's

    Do I have to vote every race on the ballot?

    No - you can skip any race you want. A warning screen will appear to let you know you have skipped a race. If you did, simply tap the "Continue" button to go on to the next page of the ballot. If you did want to go back to vote, just tap the "Return to Ballot". 

    How do I register to vote?

    As the next election year approaches, look out for different organizations to sponsor voter registration events. There will be many that occur. If you register at one of these events or at the DMV, keep a lookout for your voter registration card in the mail. If 3 weeks goes by and you have not received your card, call the County Clerk's office to check on the status of your registration (933-4520). It's important to follow up so you can be sure of your voting status before the election.

    Voter registration forms are available at the County Clerk’s Office, 511 S. Main Street, Suite 202, Jonesboro.

     **Please note that you cannot register to vote online.**

    How do I find my precinct?

    Arkansans who are interested in finding where your home address is compared to new election Districts like Justice of Peace Districts, School Board Zones or Municipal Wards we’ve got a resource for you. Our Find My Districts map is updated and located here: https://gis.arkansas.gov/viewer.php

    This resource is very easy to use. Enter your address like this [ 501 Woodlane St, Little Rock, AR, 72201 ] and the system will navigate the map to your location. Or, if for some reason the system cannot locate your address, you can also navigate using the + or – button to zoom in or out, and then click the map to drag it to your area and continuing zooming in to your location. Once there click your spot on the map.  A District Info box will list all the election districts for that location. The District Info box will list both the new House and Senate Districts that will be used for the 2022 general elections and the House or Senate member in the current districts that remain in effect until the election.

    *Source: https://gis.arkansas.gov/2022/...

    You can also use Voter View to see your election Districts and see your sample ballot once those are available in early April.

    https://www.voterview.ar-nova.org/voterview

    A Pocket Guide to voting in the Natural State



    How do I change my address?

    If you move within Arkansas: Complete a Voter Registration Application, checking the box for "This is an address change" and completing the bottom half of the form. Submit it to the county clerk in your new county no later than 4 days before a scheduled election. Otherwise, you will not be eligible to vote in your new county for that election. Counties will periodically mail notices to voters who have not voted in several elections. If you receive such a notice, it is important that you mark your correct address and return the notice to the county clerk so your registration can be updated. The Secretary of State performs another safeguard: routinely checking for duplicate registrations across the state. Just to make sure, it’s best for you to notify the county clerk in your old county and confirm that your registration has been transferred.

    If your name changes: If you legally change your name due to marriage, divorce or other reason, complete a Voter Registration Application and check the box for "This is a name change," making sure to complete the bottom half of the form.

    Source: Voting 101: A Guide to Voting in the Natural State (https://www.sos.arkansas.gov/u...)


    How do I run for office?

    https://www.sos.arkansas.gov/elections/information-for-candidates


    Running for Public Office Handbook

    https://www.sos.arkansas.gov/uploads/2019_Running_for_Public_Office_FINAL.pdf


    How can I check my registration and see my sample ballot for an upcoming election?

    https://www.voterview.ar-nova.org/voterview


    How do I get an absentee ballot?

    Call our County Clerk’s office to start the process: 870-933-4520

    An absentee voter application will be sent to you. Once that completed application is received by the County Clerk's office, you will be sent an absentee voter packet. For the 2021 School Board Elections, voters will have to submit an application for the 2021 election year. Applications from 2020 will not carry over.

    Please follow the directions in your packet carefully and be sure to fill out the forms completely. Include a copy of your Photo ID in your return packet. If you have any questions, please call the County Clerk's office.

    You can return your absentee voter packet via mail or drop it off at the County Clerk's office (511 S. Main St. Ste. 202).

    More information can be found on the Elections page of the Secretary of State website.

    You can also click here for absentee application instructions from the Secretary of State.




    How can I become a poll worker?

    If you are interested in working in future elections, please email our Election Coordinator – jclack@craigheadcounty.org

    Can I skip a race when voting?

    Yes you can! You will select the "Next" button on the race you wish to skip. A warning screen will appear. Select "Next" again to continue to the next race on the ballot. If you have any questions, please let one of our poll workers know. We will be glad to help you.


    Where can I find more election information?

    https://www.voterview.ar-nova.org/voterview


    Where can I see district/ward/precinct lines on a map?

    https://www.efsedge.com/craighead/

    Click the yellow folder icon the top bar of the webpage Expand the menus in the “Map Contents” box. Click any information you want to see on the map. Unclick those you don’t want to see.

    Where do I vote?

    Early Voting takes place at the Election Annex, 315 W. Jefferson, Jonesboro and the Lake City Eastern Annex, 113 Cobean, Lake City.

    Election Day - Craighead County voters can vote at any open polling center on Election Day. You can choose whichever facility is most convenient to you.

    Allen Park Community Center, 3609 Race Street, Jonesboro, AR

    **New location for 2024** Bay United Methodist Church, 300 Central Avenue, Bay, AR 

    **New location for 2024** Bono Church of Christ, 101 Craftsbury, Bono, AR

    **New location for 2024** Wood's Chapel Baptist Church, 175 Hwy 230 E, Brookland, AR

    Caraway City Hall, 102 E. State Street, Caraway, AR

    Cash City Hall, 4391 Hwy 18, Cash, AR

    Earl Bell Community Center, 1212 S. Church St., Jonesboro, AR 72401

    First National Bank Arena (Lower Red Entrance), 217 Olympic Dr., Jonesboro, AR

    Forest Home Church, 2403 Ritter Dr., Jonesboro, AR 72401

    Lake City Eastern Annex, 113 Cobean, Lake City, AR

    Monette Legion Hut, 209 E. Drew St., Monette, AR

    New Hope Baptist Church, 101 S. Main, Black Oak, AR

    Parker Park Community Center, 1522 N. Church St. Jonesboro, AR

    Valley View Church of Christ, 4500 Southwest Dr., Jonesboro, AR

    Walnut Street Baptist Church, 1910 Scenic Dr., Jonesboro, AR

    Does my photo ID need to be a "Real ID"?

    Any version of a state issued photo ID will be accepted. The enhanced (or nicknamed Real ID) license is not required to vote.

    Bios & Minutes

    Craighead County Election Annex
    Location: 315 W. Jefferson, Jonesboro, AR 72401
    Mailing Address: P.O. Box 746, Jonesboro, AR 72403

    Commissioners

    Jeannette Robertson, Commission Chair (Republican)

    Tammy Hodges, Commissioner (Republican)

    Democratic Commissioner to be filled

    Election Coordinator

    Jennifer Clack
    jclack@craigheadcounty.org
    (870) 933-7709

    Minutes

    December 28, 2023; November 17, 2023May 17, 2023March 24, 2023

    December 9, 2022November 18, 2022; November 4, 2022; October 26, 2022; September 29, 2022June 24, 2022June 17, 2022June 2, 2022May 24, 2022; May 12, 2022; April 29, 2022; April 22, 2022

    November 19, 2021November 5, 2021November 2, 2021September 8, 2021August 5, 2021June 14, 2021; June 8, 2021; May 24, 2021; May 18, 2021; April 2, 2021; March 30, 2021; March 12, 2021; March 9, 2021; March 3, 2021January 14, 2021

    December 11, 2020November 13, 2020October 15, 2020September 4, 2020August 21, 2020May 18, 2020April 8, 2020March 24, 2020March 13, 2020February 17, 2020January 28, 2020January 17, 2020