The County Clerk is responsible for the administrative details of each election for the County Board of Election Commission. The Clerk became the official voter registrar with the adoption of Amendment 51 to the Arkansas Constitution in 1966. The clerk maintains an accurate and up-to-date voter registration list within the office. In addition, the clerk is the custodian of absentee ballots and is responsible for early voting. It is common practice in many counties for the county clerk to assist the county election commission in the overall performance of the election process.
As Clerk to the probate court, the clerk files all instruments making them a matter of record in decedent estate cases. The Clerk also in this capacity maintains all records relative to adoptions and guardianship cases within the county.
The County Clerk or the Clerk’s designee serves as the secretary of the Board of Equalization and records the minutes of their meetings. Also, the clerk is the preparer of the tax books and is responsible for extending taxes from the information provided by the assessor and the Board of Equalization.
As Clerk of the County Court, the Clerk maintains the County Court records. These records include all business of the County Court such as: annexations, incorporations, county purchases, election results, proclamations, levy of taxes, board appointments, bonds, improvement districts, right of way acquisition, contracts, and agreements signed by the County Judge.
The County Clerk shall serve, unless otherwise designated by county ordinance, as the secretariat of the Quorum Court. These duties involve keeping a complete, permanent record of the proceedings of the Quorum Court including minutes, ordinances, resolutions, appointments and an index to provide easy access to the information.