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Early Voting Begins February 16

Polling Information for Upcoming Election

Normally, early voting would begin 15 days prior to the election; however, this year, early voting will begin on Tuesday, February 16.  Arkansas Law States that early voting shall not be available on state or county holidays.  Monday, February 15 is President’s Day; therefore, early voting will begin Tuesday, February 16.  Early voting is held at the Polk County Office Complex at 606 Pine Street in Mena, commonly referred to as the “old hospital.”  Hours for early voting will be each weekday at 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. and 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Saturday, February 20th and Saturday, February 27.  There will be no early for this election in the County Clerk’s office.

Election Day polls will be open from 7:30 a.m. until 7:30 p.m.  There has been one change in polling locations. Precinct 2 voters who previously voted at the Union Mission Multi-Purpose Building on Janssen Street will now be voting at 9th Street Ministries at 306 9th Street in Mena.  This is a permanent change for Precinct 2.  If you do not know where to vote on Election Day, you can call the County Clerk’s office at 479-394-8123 to verify the proper polling location prior to Election Day.  Polling places for Election Day are as follows:

Precinct 1: Fire Station on Mena Street

Precinct 2: 9th Street Ministries at 306 9th Street

Precinct 3: Fire Station on DeQueen Street

Acorn: Acorn High School

Ink: Concord Baptist Church

Board Camp: Board Camp Baptist Church

Cherry Hill: Cherry Hill Methodist Church

Big Fork: Big Fork Community Center

Dallas Valley:  Dallas Valley Fire Station

Rocky: Mountain Fork Church

Potter: Potter Fire Station

Hatfield: Hatfield Town Hall

Cove: Cove Town Hall

Vandervoort: Vandervoort Community Center

Wickes: Wickes Town Hall

Grannis: Grannis Town Hall

Absentee ballot requests are now being accepted in the County Clerk’s office by calling 394-8123 to request an absentee application.  The County Clerk’s Office cannot mail an absentee ballot until they receive an absentee ballot application from the voter.  The deadline for the County Clerk’s Office to mail an absentee ballot is Tuesday, February 22, so if you wish to receive an absentee ballot by mail, you must request your ballot prior to that date.

If you have recently registered to vote or changed your address and did not receive a voter ID card in the mail, you should call the County Clerk’s Office to verify your voter registration status prior to Super Tuesday, March 1.

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