Community Groups Host County Clerks
Community groups across South Arkansas are implementing election strategies, including meeting with county clerks and election commissioners to ensure no one is unfairly denied the right to vote on election day.
They are especially concerned after the Arkansas Secretary of State’s office started a statewide purge of some registered voters.
Union County Clerk Shannon Phillips spoke to the Strong Community Leadership Alliance and Concerned Citizens of Huttig at a joint meeting in early September.
Phillips offered advice to make sure they don’t run into problems on election day.
“Verify your voter registration early because that is key to getting to vote where you are supposed to and on time,” Phillips said. “(Voting) is important to make sure that the people you vote in are actually doing what they’re supposed to and they’re representing you.”
CCH President Van Page said the information will bolster voters’ confidence.
“It’s very important to understand the voting process,” Page said. “We have some voters who are kind of timid, and could be easily discouraged. Knowledge is power, and if you know what your rights are, then you go in with a much different attitude.”