Election commission discusses money owed, coordinator position

Election commission discusses money owed, coordinator position

CRAIGHEAD COUNTY, AR (KAIT) - Craighead County election commissioners are sorting through years' worth of documents to find out just how much the state owes the county for unbilled elections.

The election commission held another meeting on Monday afternoon over the issue.

The county is owed for four different elections from 2013 and 2014. The commissioners don't yet know how much money is owed.

This all started after former election coordinator, Sandra Taylor, did not bill the state for those elections.

They will also contact all eight school districts in the county to confirm how many elections they have had that they were not billed for.

There are also four municipalities that have had elections that have gone unbilled. Those are the City of Jonesboro, Brookland, Caraway and Monette.

The commission also approved a new job description for the election coordinator during Monday's meeting.

"When you have a job description that is detailed as to your duties there is no misunderstanding between the person who is performing those duties and the people who have the requirements to oversee them," chair of the election commission Jeannette Robertson said. "In the past this was not done, and I believe that it caused some difficulties."

Taylor resigned last month.

The commission hopes to have a new coordinator hired by the middle of March.

For more information on the position, or to apply, go the City of Jonesboro's website.

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