Northwest Arkansas model sparks regional election commission groups

Posted: August 2, 2017 at 1:07 a.m.

Bill Ackerman, chairman of the Washington County Election Commission, speaks Wednesday, April 19, 2017, at the beginning of the County Boards of Election Commissioners Regional Meeting at the Washington County Sheriff's Office in Fayetteville.

Five regional groups representing Arkansas county election commissioners have started up after state officials saw the success of a group in Northwest Arkansas, said Heather McKim, deputy director for the State Board of Election Commissioners.

Election commissioners from nine Northwest Arkansas and River Valley counties met Tuesday to talk about election processes and needed legislative chan...

At a glance

The Northwest Arkansas County Boards of Election Commissioners regional meeting drew about 40 commissioners and county representatives from nine counties. Those counties were: Benton, Carroll, Crawford, Johnson, Madison, Marion, Pope, Sebastian and Washington. The next regional meeting will be 10 a.m. Nov. 15 at the Washington County Sheriff’s Office East Annex.

Source: Washington County Election Commission

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