Early Voting Continues
Early voting for the upcoming preferrential primary, and non-partaisan school board elections, is now underway and will continue through Monday, May 21. Early voting may be done at the Clay County Clerk's office in either the Piggott or Corning courthouses, and extended hours are being observed. The office will be open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday both weeks, and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday 12, and again Saturday, May 19. Early voting will then continue from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday, May 21. The polls will be open the following day at the usual locations. Voters going to the polls for the primary and school election will be required to show their ID to obtain a regular ballot.
Recently, the state's voter ID law was challenged resulting in a stay by the Arkansas Supreme Court. They ruled that the voter ID law will be in effect for the primary, allowing time for the matter to be argued prior to the fall general election. As a result, voters will be required to show their ID in order to participate in the primary and school election on May 22. Those without an ID will be allowed to cast a provisional ballot.
Those wanting additional information, or to check their registration status, may call the clerk's office in Piggott at 598-2813.