Early voting gets underway Tuesday, March 2, 2021 for the Special Election to renew the 1% sales tax in Polk County that is used for county roads and bridges by the County. A portion of the revenue generated by this tax is also distributed to the towns in the County with the amount determined by population. This is not a new tax, only a renewal of an existing one that benefits the County, as well as Mena, Grannis, Hatfield, Cove, Wickes and Vandervoort.
The tax has a built in sunset clause requiring it to be renewed by the voters every seven years.
If the renewal passes the Polk County Quorum Court plans to reduce the County Road Property Millage to zero which will reduce property taxes. This will lessen the tax burden on property owners and also let sales tax money collected from visitors pay for some of the road maintenance in the County.
Early voting will be at the Polk County Office Complex (old hospital) on Pine Street in Mena and the hours will be 8:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. March 2nd through the 5th and March 8th.
The Election will be March 9, 2021. Vote Centers will be open from 7:30 a.m. until 7:30 p.m. and are listed below.
VOTE CENTER #1 ELECTION DAY AND EARLY VOTE SITE VOTE CENTER #6 (ELECTION DAY ONLY)
POLK COUNTY OFFICE COMPLEX (OLD HOSPITAL) HATFIELD AUDITORIUM
601 PINE STREET 117 CEMETERY ROAD
MENA, AR 71953 HATFIELD, AR 71945
VOTE CENTER #2 (ELECTION DAY ONLY) VOTE CENTER #7 (ELECTION DAY ONLY)
FIRST BAPTIST FELLOWSHIP HALL COVE TOWN HALL
811 PORT ARTHUR (8TH STREET SIDE) 5568 HWY 71 S.
MENA, AR 71953 COVE, AR 71937
VOTE CENTER #3 (ELECTION DAY ONY) VOTE CENTER #8 (ELECTION DAY ONLY)
AMERICAN LEGION BUILDING WICKES COMMUNITY CENTER
3253 HWY 71 N. 136 STEVENSON DR.
MENA, AR 71953 WICKES, AR 71973
VOTE CENTER #4 (ELECTION DAY ONLY) VOTE CENTER #9 (ELECTION DAY ONLY)
CONCORD BAPTIST CHURCH GRANNIS TOWN HALL
3467 HWY 88 E. 132 FRACHISEUR ROAD
MENA, AR 71953 GRANNIS, AR 71944
VOTE CENTER #5 (ELECTION DAY ONLY)
SALEM BAPTIST CHURCH
115 POLK ROAD 56
MENA, AR 71953
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