Sebastian County Elections Emergency and Inclement Weather Plan
In the event of inclement weather or large-scale emergency during an election the Sebastian County Election Commission will consolidate the multiple polling locations to central locations explained below.
Upon evaluation, polling sites can be consolidated for the entire county or specifically for only North and West County polling locations or only South and East County polling locations as defined in Appendix A. If a single polling location must be closed for an emergency, that polling location will be moved to the pre-planned consolidated location listed in Appendix A.
The Sebastian County Election Commission will include this inclement and emergency weather information in each election notification. In the event of an emergency the commission will meet prior to the polls opening, vote to make the consolidation, and draft a press release to the public through local media sources. The Sebastian County Emergency Notification System with Blackboard Connect will also be used for this purpose once notified by the Election Coordinator.
County Judge Staff, Maintenance Staff, Emergency Management Staff and the Sheriff’s Office Staff will be utilized within their patrols and when available to post the consolidation notifications at each polling location.
In the event of inclement weather occurring while the polls have already opened, the polls will continue to operate normally.