No suspense in school board election

Friday, September 23, 2016

The unofficial results for the Carroll County 2016 annual school board election are in.

Sherry Cochrane, elections coordinator, said the election had no contested races and was conducted through early voting and absentee ballots. No election day polls were opened, she said.

The results of the election are as follows:

Berryville School District, Zone 3: Lee Ann Ashford received seven votes.

Berryville School District, Zone 4: Travis Gregory received two votes.

Berryville School District, Zone 5: Chad Wilson received four votes.

Eureka Springs School District, Position 5: Joe Hill received 10 votes.

Eureka Springs School District, Position 6: Tina Johnson received nine votes.

Green Forest School Board, Zone 5: Kenny Bonham received four votes.

A millage school tax of 38.05 was passed for the Berryville School District. There were 12 votes for the tax and nine votes against it.

A millage school tax of 36.13 was passed for the Eureka Springs School District. There were nine votes for the tax and three votes against it.

A millage school tax of 36.0 was passed for the Green Forest School District. There were four votes for the tax and two against it.

Cochrane said the county election commission is scheduled to certify the results at 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30.

Early voting for the 2016 general election begins next month, she said, and will be open from Monday, Oct. 24, to Monday, Nov. 7. The early voting period will be the only time Carroll County voters can get paper ballots, Cochrane said.

"Election day will all be electronic," she said.

The Carroll County Municipal Court and the Eureka Springs Municipal Court will be open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday for early voting, Cochrane said.

She said voters also need to remember to update their voter registration if they have moved recently or made any other changes to their information.

"This will help eliminate waiting time on election day," Cochrane said.

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