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This collections consists of the records of the Arkansas State Board of Election Commissioners. It includes reimbursements paid to each Arkansas county for the cost of holding elections. These files are organized alphabetically by county. The files include information on reimbursement for costs such as commissioner training, poll worker pay and training, ballot printing, and supply and programming costs. It also includes information on voting systems and voting machines that were used or considered for use in past elections for voting and ballot counting. The collection also contains sound recordings of board meetings and headshot photographs of various election commissioners from 1995 to 2011.

Biographical/Historical Note

The Arkansas State Board of Election Commissioners is a seven-member board comprised of the Arkansas Secretary of State as Chairperson, two members appointed by the governor, one member appointed by the chair of the state Democratic party, one member appointed by the chair of the Republican party, the President Pro Tempore of the Arkansas Senate, and the Speaker of the Arkansas House of Representatives. The board's mission is to promote fair and orderly election procedures through education, assistance, and monitoring. The board develops resources to educate and assist candidates and county election administrators, develops and conducts training for county election commissioners and election officials, monitors compliance of local election authorities with federal and state election laws, investigates complaints of alleged election misconduct and election law violations, and distributes funds to the counties for state-supported political party primary elections, nonpartisan judicial general elections, special primary elections, and statewide special elections.

Physical Description

Document, 8.5" x 11"

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Arkansas State Board of Election Commissioners records, MS.000985


Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

Arkansas State Board of Election Commissioners records, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.


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