2015 Arkansas Code
Title 7 - Elections
Chapter 4 - Boards of Election Commissioners and Other Election Officers
Subchapter 1 - General Provisions
§ 7-4-107 - Duties of county board of election commissioners -- Ballot boxes -- Voting booths -- Appointment of election officers.
(a) The county board of election commissioners shall proceed to establish and allocate a sufficient number of ballot boxes in each precinct or polling site. The county board shall appoint the requisite number of election officials at each site where voters present themselves to vote to ensure that there is a sufficient number of election officials at each site, based upon the votes in the immediately preceding comparable election.
(b) (1) It shall be the duty of the county board to select and appoint a sufficient number of election officials for each polling site as provided by subsection (a) of this section and to perform the other duties prescribed not less than twenty (20) days preceding an election.
(2) Each polling site shall have a minimum of two (2) election clerks, one (1) election judge, and one (1) election sheriff. For a regularly scheduled election, all election officials at a polling site shall have completed training under § 7-4-109, and at least one (1) election official at a polling site shall have attended election training coordinated by the State Board of Election Commissioners within twelve (12) months prior to the election. The minority party election commissioner shall have the option to designate a number of election officials equal to one (1) less than the majority of election officials at each polling site, with a minimum of two (2) election officials at each polling site. In the event that the county party representatives on the county board fail to agree upon any election official to fill an election post allotted to the respective party twenty (20) days before the election, the county board shall appoint the remaining election officials.
(c) The county board shall certify to the county court the per diem of election officials and the mileage of the election official carrying the returns to the county election commissioners' office for allowance.
(d) The county board may permit election officials to work half-day or split shifts at the polls at any election so long as the requisite number of election officials is always present.
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