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Voters approve changes to council terms

Published: Nov. 3, 2021 at 3:52 PM CDT|Updated: Nov. 9, 2021 at 10:49 PM CST
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WALNUT RIDGE, Ark. (KAIT) - Voters approved a proposal that will change the length of terms for council members from two to four years.

According to Mayor Charles Snapp, voters approved the changes with a vote of 65-31.

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Walnut Ridge council members will now be elected to four-year staggered terms, starting in the 2022 General Election.

It will be done as follows:

  • November 2022: Council member #1 in each ward will run for a four-year term, while council member #2 in each ward will run for a two-year term.
  • November 2024: Council member #2 in each ward will run for a four-year term.

City officials said four out of the eight council members would be placed on the general election ballot during any year.

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