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Vote 2022: Randolph County - Candidates, News, Polling Places

Candidates, news, and polling places for Randolph County, Ark.
Candidates, news, and polling places for Randolph County, Ark.(KAIT)
Published: Apr. 25, 2022 at 1:05 PM CDT|Updated: May. 23, 2022 at 11:35 AM CDT
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RANDOLPH COUNTY, Ark. (KAIT) - Voters will head to the polls this year to decide several major political races in Randolph County.

In addition to federal and state races on the ballot, there will be county and city races for voters to decide.

Based on lists provided by county clerks, the following are contested races for the May 24 and Nov. 8 elections in Randolph County.

The list is subject to change.

Contested Races

  • County Judge = Ben Derrick (R), Ben Wicker (I), Randy Barber (R), Greg Mathews (R), Larry Rogers (I), Chad Burdin (I), Paul Carr (R), James “Jamie” DeJournett (R)
  • Sheriff = Jim Milam (R), Jason Bradley Cummins (D), Kevin B. Bell (R)
  • Treasurer = Sherry Huskey (D), Dennis L. Calaway (R)
  • Assessor = Stacy Meridith Ingram (D), Krissy J. Massey (R)
  • Justice of the Peace, District 7 = Jim Steimel (D), Eric Bass (R)
  • Justice of the Peace, District 9 = Michael Cook (R), Chris Tyler (I), David Statler (R)
  • Constable, Warm Springs = James “Buddy” Caldwell (D), Steve Bounds (R)
  • Constable, Shiloh = Mark Alexander Brown (R), Cecil Tackett (I), Allen Smith (R)
  • Constable, Current River = Matt Blevins (R), Jason Hampton (I)

Voters in the Maynard School District will also decide on a school board race in May. It is:

  • Maynard School Board, Pos. 5 = Jerry Songer, Cody Edington

The May 24 primary election is for parties only (Republicans and Democrats). If no candidate reaches a majority of the vote, the top two finishers advance to a June 21 runoff.

The November 8 general election is for Republican, Democratic and Libertarian nominees as well as independent candidates. Independent candidates have until May 2 to file their petitions to run in the November general election.

Early voting begins May 9 for the May 24 primary and Oct. 24 for the Nov. 8 general election. According to Arkansas law, early voting goes from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays, with early voting ending at 5 p.m. on the day before the election.

People have until April 25 to register to vote for the May primary and Oct. 10 for the general election, according to the Secretary of State’s office.

People can also check their voter registration, sample ballots, and polling places by going to the VoterView page on the Secretary of State’s website and look at a calendar of dates and deadlines by going to the Secretary of State’s website.

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