Secretary of State to Try Again for Election Coordinators in Each County - KAIT Jonesboro, AR - Region 8 News, weather, sports

Little Rock, AR

Secretary of State to Try Again for Election Coordinators in Each County

LITTLE ROCK (AP) - Secretary of State Charlie Daniels' plan to appoint an election coordinator for each county was approved by the state Senate last month. But Daniels ended up withdrawing the bill because of a lack of committed funding, though he says he'll be back in two years.

Daniels said he was unable to secure the $2.1 million dollars needed to pay for the coordinators, and that led to the bill's demise. A spokesman for Governor Mike Beebe said the governor didn't want to use one-time surplus funds to pay for jobs that would require ongoing state revenue.

But Beebe spokesman Matt DeCample says the governor's office hopes to be able to support the funding in the 2009 session.

Daniels said having a paid election coordinator in all 75 of the state's counties would make Arkansas elections run more smoothly, a reduce the workload on his own staff. Currently, only 24 counties have part-time or full-time election coordinators.

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

  • Region 8 News</span><a class="customMoreLink" href="/Global/category.asp?C=4391" target="_top">More >></a>Region 8 NewsMore>>

  • Victim claims storage trailers broken into, set on fire

    Victim claims storage trailers broken into, set on fire

    Wednesday, July 26 2017 10:10 AM EDT2017-07-26 14:10:00 GMT
    Wednesday, July 26 2017 10:28 AM EDT2017-07-26 14:28:32 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    A sheriff's deputy was called after a woman said one of her storage trailers was set on fire while another was broken into.

    A sheriff's deputy was called after a woman said one of her storage trailers was set on fire while another was broken into.

  • breaking

    Man critically injured in blast dies

    Man critically injured in blast dies

    Tuesday, July 25 2017 10:28 AM EDT2017-07-25 14:28:54 GMT
    Wednesday, July 26 2017 10:13 AM EDT2017-07-26 14:13:00 GMT

    A Monette city employee critically injured in a Tuesday morning blast died several hours later at the hospital.

    A Monette city employee critically injured in a Tuesday morning blast died several hours later at the hospital.

  • FEMA center to close this week, help still available

    FEMA center to close this week, help still available

    Wednesday, July 26 2017 7:36 AM EDT2017-07-26 11:36:30 GMT
    Wednesday, July 26 2017 7:56 AM EDT2017-07-26 11:56:39 GMT
    (Source: FEMA)(Source: FEMA)

    A FEMA center in Region 8 will close this week, but services will be available for those in need.

    A FEMA center in Region 8 will close this week, but services will be available for those in need.

Powered by Frankly