Craighead County Clerk’s News Release
The Craighead County Clerk’s office, as mandated by federal and state law, has conducted the 2021 odd-numbered year address confirmation program under the National Voter Registration Act and Help America Vote Act. This program helps ensure that voter registration lists are accurate and current.
There are two types of odd-year mailers currently being processed.
The confirmation mailer is a blue card that a voter could receive if there has been no activity with their registration during the last federal election cycle. If you receive a blue card from the clerk’s office, please complete it and return to the clerk’s office to confirm your voter registration address. Return postage has been prepaid.
The cancellation mailer is a yellow card that a voter could receive if they have not responded to the last confirmation mailer or not had any activity with their registration during the last two federal election cycles. If you receive a yellow card from the clerk’s office, please complete it and return to the clerk as you have been removed from the active roster. To be reinstated you must complete and return the yellow card, or you will be required to re-register in order to vote and participate in an election.
If you receive either of these cards, it is extremely important for you to complete the card and return to the clerk’s office as soon as possible. Again, please note that postage has been prepaid.
To verify your voter registration at any time, go to www.voterview.org
If you have any questions, always feel free to contact the Craighead County Clerk’s office at 870-933-4520.
School Board Elections
School board elections for Bay School District, Riverside School District, and Valley View School District will be held May 18, 2021.
Early voting will be held at the Election Annex (315 W. Jefferson, Jonesboro) and the Eastern Courthouse (107 Cobean, Lake City) May 11-17, 2021 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. (weekdays only).
Election Day will be May 18, 2021 7:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m. at the following locations:
Bay School District - Bay Community Center, 305 Cherry Street, Bay
Riverside School District - With no opposed races, the Riverside election will be available by absentee and early vote only.
Valley View School District - Valley View Fine Arts Center, 2118 Valley View Drive, Jonesboro
City of Brookland Special Election
Early voting will be held at the Election Annex (315 W. Jefferson, Jonesboro) and the Eastern Courthouse (107 Cobean, Lake City) June 2-7, 2021 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. (weekdays only)
Election Day will be held at Brookland Baptist Church (200 N. Oak, Brookland) June 8, 2021 7:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m.
Thank you to all of the people who made our 2020 General Election Day possible!
Our poll sheriffs and poll workers!! They did a wonderful job with extra duties to keep our voters safe during the COVID pandemic.
Fowler Foods - Thank you to Mr. Fowler for providing KFC meals to our poll centers and to Beth for helping us with the logistics. We greatly appreciate their support!
Craighead County - The County Clerk office, County Judge office, Sheriff's office, and Maintenance Department all came together to make this election running smoothly and safely.
Food Donations - Thank you to Krispy Kreme and Batten's Bakery for bringing us treats to get us through the day.
Lowe's - Our local Lowe's supported employees who wanted to serve as poll workers. We look forward to working together again in future elections.
You can find the most updated results for Craighead County here: Arkansas Secretary of State Elections
General Election Final Official Summary Report
General Election Abstract of Ballots (breakdown of each race by precinct)
Yes you can! You will select the "Next" button on the race you wish to skip. A warning screen will appear. Select "Next" again to continue to the next race on the ballot. If you have any questions, please let one of our poll workers know. We will be glad to help you.
Voter registration forms are available at the County Clerk’s Office, 511 S. Main Street, Suite 202, Jonesboro.
**Please note that you cannot register to vote online.**
If you move within Arkansas: Complete a Voter Registration Application, checking the box for "This is an address change" and completing the bottom half of the form. Submit it to the county clerk in your new county no later than 4 days before a scheduled election. Otherwise, you will not be eligible to vote in your new county for that election. Counties will periodically mail notices to voters who have not voted in several elections. If you receive such a notice, it is important that you mark your correct address and return the notice to the county clerk so your registration can be updated. The Secretary of State performs another safeguard: routinely checking for duplicate registrations across the state. Just to make sure, it’s best for you to notify the county clerk in your old county and confirm that your registration has been transferred.
If your name changes: If you legally change your name due to marriage, divorce or other reason, complete a Voter Registration Application and check the box for "This is a name change," making sure to complete the bottom half of the form.
Call our County Clerk’s office to start the process: 870-933-4520
An absentee voter application will be sent to you. Once that completed application is received by the County Clerk's office, you will be sent an absentee voter packet. For the 2021 School Board Elections, voters will have to submit an application for the 2021 election year. Applications from 2020 will not carry over.
Please follow the directions in your packet carefully and be sure to fill out the forms completely. Include a copy of your Photo ID in your return packet. If you have any questions, please call the County Clerk's office.
You can return your absentee voter packet via mail or drop it off at the County Clerk's office (511 S. Main St. Ste. 202).
More information can be found on the Elections page of the Secretary of State website.
You can also click here for absentee application instructions from the Secretary of State.
If you are interested in working in future elections, please email our Election Coordinator – firstname.lastname@example.org
Early Voting takes place at the Election Annex, 315 W. Jefferson, Jonesboro and the Lake City Courthose, 113 Cobean, Lake City.
Election Day - Craighead County voters can vote at any open polling center on Election Day. You can choose whichever facility is most convenient to you.
Allen Park Community Center, 3609 Race Street, Jonesboro, AR
Bay Community Center, 305 Cherry Street, Bay, AR
Bono Community Center, 100 E. Woodland Trail, Bono, AR
Brookland Baptist Church, 200 N.Oak, Brookland, AR
Caraway City Hall, 102 E. State Street, Caraway, AR
Cash City Hall, 4391 Hwy 18, Cash, AR
Earl Bell Community Center, 1212 S. Church St., Jonesboro, AR 72401
First National Bank Arena (Yellow Entrance), 217 Olympic Dr., Jonesboro, AR
Forest Home Church, 2403 Ritter Dr., Jonesboro, AR 72401
Lake City Eastern Annex, 113 Cobean, Lake City, AR
Monette Legion Hut, 209 E. Drew St., Monette, AR
New Hope Baptist Church, 101 S. Main, Black Oak, AR
Parker Park Community Center, 1522 N. Church St. Jonesboro, AR
Valley View Church of Christ, 4500 Southwest Dr., Jonesboro, AR
Walnut Street Baptist Church, 1910 Scenic Dr., Jonesboro, AR
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Any version of a state issued photo ID will be accepted. The enhanced (or nicknamed Real ID) license is not required to vote.
Jeannette Robertson, Commission Chair (Republican)
Tammy Hodges, Commissioner (Republican)
Robin Kuykendall, Commissioner (Democratic)