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Important Election Dates

  • October 5, 2020 – Last day to apply to register to vote in the General Election
  • October 19-23, 2020 (M-F) 8:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. – Early Vote, 315 W. Jefferson, Jonesboro
  • October 24, 2020 (Sat) 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. – Early Vote, 315 W. Jefferson, Jonesboro
  • October 26-30, 2020 (M-F) 8:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. – Early Vote, 315 W. Jefferson, Jonesboro
  • October 30, 2020 – Last day for the county clerk to receive county to county transfers of registered voters allowed to vote in the General Election.
  • October 31, 2020 (Sat) 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. – Early Vote, 315 W. Jefferson, Jonesboro
  • November 2, 2020 (Mon) 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. - Early Vote, 315 W. Jefferson, Jonesboro
  • November 2, 2020 6:00 p.m. – Deadline for county clerk to receive in-person applications for absentee ballots for the General Election from voter, designated bearer, or administrator
  • November 3, 2020 7:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m. – Election Day
  • November 3, 2020 7:30 p.m. – Deadline for county clerk to receive absentee ballots by mail or by designated bearer, administrator or authorized agent of the voter 
  • November 13, 2020 – Deadline for absentee ballots of overseas voters or armed services personnel serving in active status to be received by the county clerk

FAQ's

How do I register to vote?

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?

https://www.voterview.ar-nova.org/VoterView/RegistrantSearch.do

A Pocket Guide to voting in the Natural State

http://www.sos.arkansas.gov/elections/Documents/2016Voting101.pdf


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.


How do I run for office?

http://www.sos.arkansas.gov/el...


Running for Public Office Handbook -

http://www.sos.arkansas.gov/elections/Documents/2016_Running_for_Public_Office.pdf


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

https://www.voterview.ar-nova.org/VoterView/RegistrantSearch.do


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 2020 General Election, absentee voter packets will be sent out starting in late September.

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) or the Election Annex (315 W. Jefferson) during early voting hours.

As an additional convenience to the voters of Craighead County, the County Clerk’s office will be providing an additional option for voters to cast their votes for the 2020 General Election.

During the two weeks of Early Vote (Oct 19-Nov 2), the Craighead County Election Commission and County Clerk’s office will be providing a drive through location for Craighead County voters to drop off their absentee ballots.

  • The drop off site will be located at 209 Washington Ave., Jonesboro, AR.
    • The drop off site will be open ONLY during Early Voting hours:
      • 8:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. M-F, Oct. 19-23 and M-F Oct. 26-30
      • 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Oct. 24 & 31 (BOTH SATURDAYS)
      • 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. MONDAY before Election Day, Nov. 2
    • The drop off site will be staffed during those hours.
    • The west drive through lane will be open. Voters will enter on Washington and exit onto Madison.
    • The poll worker will check the voter’s ID and then accept the ballot packet.
  • We will also be accepting returned absentee ballots at the County Clerk’s office (511 S. Main St., Ste. 202) during regular business hours and during Early Vote at the County Election Annex (315 W. Jefferson).

Absentee drop off map

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 poll worker?

Email our Election Coordinator – jclack@craigheadcounty.org


Where can I find more election information?

https://www.voterview.ar-nova.org/VoterView/Home.do


Where do I vote?

Early Voting takes place at the Election Annex, 315 W. Jefferson, Jonesboro and the Lake City Courthose, 107 Cobean, Lake City. Hours can be found on the important dates page.

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

Allen Park Community Center, 3609 Race St., Jonesboro, AR

Bay Community Center, 305 Cherry St., Bay, AR

Bono Community Center, 100 E. Woodland Trail., Bono, AR

Brookland Baptist Church, 200 N. Oak, Brookland, AR

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

Cash City Hall, 4391 Hwy 18, Cash, AR

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

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

Forest Home Church of the Nazarene, 2403 Ritter Dr., Jonesboro, AR

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

Monette Legion Hut, 209 E. Drew St., Monette, AR 72447

New Hope Baptist Church, 101 S. Main St., Black Oak, AR 72414

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 Rd., Jonesboro, AR


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.

Bios & Minutes

Commissioners

Jeannette Robertson, Commission Chair (Republican)

Tammy Hodges, Commissioner (Republican)

Robin Kuykendall, Commissioner (Democratic)

Election Coordinator

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

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