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Early Voting Begins Tuesday For Renewal Of Polk County 1% Special Road Tax

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  
POLK COUNTY OFFICE COMPLEX (OLD HOSPITAL) 
601 PINE STREET 117 CEMETERY ROAD
MENA, AR 71953 

 

Vote Center #2
FIRST BAPTIST FELLOWSHIP HALL
811 PORT ARTHUR (8TH STREET SIDE)
MENA, AR 71953 

 

Vote Center #3 
AMERICAN LEGION BUILDING
3253 HWY 71 N. 
MENA, AR 71953 WICKES, AR 71973

 

Vote Center #4 
CONCORD BAPTIST CHURCH
3467 HWY 88 E. 
MENA, AR 71953 

 

Vote Center #5
SALEM BAPTIST CHURCH
115 POLK ROAD 56
MENA, AR 71953

 

Vote Center #6
HATFIELD AUDITORIUM
117 CEMETERY ROAD
HATFIELD, AR 71945

 

Vote Center #7
COVE TOWN HALL
5568 HWY 71 S.
COVE, AR 71937

 

Vote Center #8
WICKES COMMUNITY CENTER
136 STEVENSON DR.
WICKES, AR 71973

 

Vote Center #9
GRANNIS TOWN HALL
132 FRACHISEUR ROAD
GRANNIS, AR 71944

 

2-23-21 2:31 p.m. KAWX.ORG

 
 
 
 
 

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