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Property maintenance code ballot confusing for some voters

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JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) -

Early voting has ended for the Jonesboro property maintenance code, but there is some confusion on what the ballots means.

If a voter does not want the code to go into effect, they must vote “for” on the ballot.

This means the voter is in favor of a repeal of the code, which the council approved back in December.

However, if you would like to see the property maintenance code be enforced in Jonesboro, the voter must vote “against” on the ballot.

Voting against means you would not like the code repealed, but rather enacted in the city.

If the code is not repealed, it will go into effect after the votes are made final by the election commission.

“Within 72 hours the election commission will certify the vote and as soon as it is it will go into effect," said Bill Campbell, communications director for the city. "We don't have to wait because this has already been approved by the council.” 

Early voting has ended for the property maintenance code vote, but the polls will open back on Tuesday for the special election day.

Voters need to pay close attention to their vote because once cast it cannot be undone.

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