Machines Tested, Early Voting at Hand
The Clay County board of election commissioners staged a demonstration of the voting machines for the upcoming school election in the main courtroom of the Piggott Courthouse on Tuesday, Sept. 1. The L&A testing was conducted and the election media was tested to ascertain the voting system has been correctly configured and will correctly count the votes which are cast.
Early voting for the upcoming school election will get underway Tuesday, Sept. 8, at the county clerk's office. Early voting for the Tuesday, Sept. 15, election will continue during regular business hours until noon on Monday, Sept. 14. The only local contested race is for a five-year seat on the Piggott School Board, as Jennifer Rahn and Katie Lipsey have both filed for the seat being vacated by Neil Morgan, who chose not to run for another term. Piggott patrons are also being asked to extend the current millage rate.
The school board race in Rector is not contested, as incumbent Kirk Ford is unopposed for another term.
Piggott patrons will be casting their ballots at the community center on Tuesday, Sept. 15, as it will be the only polling location. In Rector, only early and absentee ballots will be counted as there is no opposition.