Two races, millage vote set for September school ballots

Friday, August 10, 2007

The filing deadline for school board seats ended Monday. There are two contested races countywide and one millage request to appear on September school election ballots.

Green Forest district patrons will be asked to approve a six-mil increase to fund a new middle school and athletic facilities.

They will also be asked to choose between Zone 1 school board incumbant Julie Adams and challenger John Bailey.

Eureka Springs district patrons will only have one issue to decide. The Position 6 seat currenty held by incumbent Bruce Knapp is being challenged by contender Steve Hamblin.

Sarah Setzer, the Position 5 board member, has filed for reelection and no one else has sought the seat.

The same holds true for Berryville school board member Vonda Bailey. She filed for a repeat term as the Zone 1 representative with no opposition.

According to Carroll County Election Coordinator Cathy Ellis, the election commission does not have to establish a Berryville polling site if there are no issues to be decided. Early voting and absentee voting for Berryville School patrons will be provided regardless, she said.

Early voting for all three school districts will get underway on Sept. 11 at both county courthouses. Early voting hours will be 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. weekdays through Sept. 17.

School elections are scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 18, from 7:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. at the United Methodist Church in Green Forest and at the Best Western Eureka Inn in Eureka Springs.

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