Quorum court to discuss Vote Centers

The Faulkner County Quorum Court will discuss proposed Vote Centers and the 2016 budget during its regular meeting Tuesday.

 

Justices of the Peace will decide on whether to use Vote Centers instead of polling sites in the 2016 election.

“A polling site can serve only its immediate vicinity, whereas any Faulkner County voter can vote at any Vote Center, thus serving the convenience of the voters as never before,” the proposed ordinance reads.

The Faulkner County Election Commission voted to recommend the quorum court approve Vote Centers. JPs will vote on the 2016 budget. If approved, a copy of the budget will be filed with the county clerk’s office and will “be available for inspection and copying by any person during normal business hours,” according to the ordinance. The Budget and Finance Committee, which includes JPs Dan Thessing, Barbara Mathes, Damon Edwards, Rocky Lawrence and chair Linda Paxton, met previously to vet any major changes in the budget and will meet again prior to to the court’s regular meeting Tuesday.

The committee meeting is scheduled for 6:45 p.m. in Courtroom A of the Faulkner County Courthouse in downtown Conway with the full court’s regular meeting following at 7 p.m. Both meetings are open to the public.

(Assistant managing editor Jeanette Anderton can be reached by email at jeanette.anderton@thecabin.net or by phone at 505-1212. To comment on this and other stories in the Log Cabin, log on to www.thecabin.net. Send us your news at www.thecabin.net/submit.)

 

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