Pursuant to Ark. Code Ann. §6-14-115, the county clerk of the county in which a school district is administered shall submit a certified copy of the certification of election and a copy of the ballot to the Commissioner of Education no later than five (5) days following the requirements set forth in (a) below. The deadline for this submission is October 5, 2005.
(a) At the close of the election, the election officials at each polling place or at the place of central tabulation shall make an immediate return of the votes, certify the return, and file the certification in the office of the county clerk of the county in which the district is administered for delivery to its county board of election commissioners, who no earlier than forty-eight (48) hours and no later than ten (10) days after the election shall proceed to ascertain and declare the results of the election and file the certification of election and one (1) of the ballots with the county clerk. Following the election of September 20, 2005, the county board of election commissioners have until September 30, 2005 at the latest to ascertain and declare the results of the election and file the certification of election and one (1) ballot with the county clerk.
(b) The county clerk of the county in which the district is administered shall file a certified copy of the certification of election with the county clerk of each county in which any part of the district lies.
· Districts that held a special election for millage rates in 2005, pursuant to Ark. Code Ann. §6-14-102, separate from the annual school election for positions on the local school board, shall submit to the address below, a certified copy of the certification of election and copy of the ballot from each election.
· In the case of a runoff election for positions on the local school board pursuant to Ark. Code Ann. §6-14-121, contact Dottie Belk to apprise her of the runoff election and to determine the deadline for submitting the required election documents.
· Even if the millage election does not propose a change to the total millage or millage structure, a certified copy of the certification of election and copy of the ballot shall be submitted to the address below.
Please mail copies of these certified documents to the address below by October 5, 2005. If you have any questions, contact Dottie Belk at (501) 682-4488.
Arkansas Department of Education
Local Fiscal Services
Dottie Belk, Administrative Assistant
#4 Capitol Mall, Room 105C
Little Rock, AR 72201