Sebastian County Elections
In the event of an emergency (as defined but not limited to: fire, inclement weather, imminent threat to vote center personnel or voters, etc.), Sebastian County may consolidate one or more vote center locations. They may close a vote center(s) before the polls open or during voting hours. Regardless of the emergency, on Election Day there will be a minimum of one vote center location open during voting hours (7:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.) at which all eligible Sebastian County Registered Voters may vote.
Upon evaluation, vote centers can be consolidated for the entire county or for only specific vote center locations. If a single vote center must be closed for an emergency, voting will continue with all other vote center locations already open. The Sebastian County Election Commission may deem it necessary to open another location. If the entire county is in emergency event status, voting will take place in predesignated vote centers already equipped for the emergency. A vote center that is closed during voting may be reopened when the emergency has passed.
Vote Centers may be closed before the polls are opened or during voting hours. All closed vote centers will have postings stating it is closed and locations that are open during the emergency. Press Releases and media notices may be sent out to local media sources. Tabulating of the results may also change locations and will be noted in the Press Release and media notices.