Arkansas Department of Education 2019 Annual School Election Timeline

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Fiscal & Administrative Services
Regulatory Authority
A.C.A. ยง 6-13-616, 6-13-622, 6-13-630, 6-14-102, 6-14-106, 6-14-109, 6-14-111, 6-14-118, 6-14-121, 7-5-304, 7-5-407, 7-5-418, 26-80-102, 26-80-110
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School districts are required to hold an annual school election and must comply with various legal requirements concerning budget publication, school tax rates, and school elections.  The Arkansas Department of Education (ADE) provides suggestions to assist school districts in meeting the requirements, including sample budgets and sample ballots.


ACT 910 of the 2017 Regular session amended Arkansas Code § 6-14-102(a)(1)(A).


The annual school election shall be held in each school district of the state on the:


    (i) Date of the preferential primary election in even-numbered years and the date that would be designated as the                   preferential primary election in odd-numbered years if a general election was held in the odd-numbered year; or


    (ii) First Tuesday following the first Monday in November of each year.   




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