Board seats at stake in May school election

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

School elections will be held in the spring this year, and several board seats are up for grabs in Carroll County.

New legislation requires school districts’ elections to coincide with either the general election in November or the primary election in May. The Berryville, Eureka Springs and Green Forest school boards have all voted to hold their elections in May.

Elections coordinator Sherry Cochrane said the filing period to to run for a school board seat opens at noon on Friday, Feb. 2, and closes at noon on Thursday, March 1.


Cochrane said the At-Large Position 1 seat on the Berryville School Board is up for election this year. The seat is currently held by David Waller.

Green Forest

Cochrane said the Zone 1 and at-Large

Position 2 seats on the Green Forest School Board are up for election this year. Those seats are currently held by Jerry King and Bud Phillips, respectively.

Eureka Springs

Cochrane said the At-Large Position 3 and At-Large Position 4 seats on the Eureka Springs School Board are up for election this year. Gayla Wolfinbarger and Jason Morris, respectively, currently hold those seats.

Early voting for this year’s school election will begin on Monday, May 7. Election day will be Tuesday, May 22.

Cochrane advised Carroll County residents to update their voter information before the election. Anyone who has moved, gotten married or changed their name will need to update their voter information, she said.

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