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Election Commission remains silent on questions surrounding secret ballot counting

The Baxter County Election Commission has failed to respond to a series of Arkansas Freedom of Information Act requests by the Mountain Home Observer regarding members of the commission opening and counting a ballot in secret. The Arkansas Freedom of Information Act requires commissions to respond to FOIA requests within three days of receiving the…

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Walker/Wingard to face off in JP 10 runoff, Election Commission opens ballot before Tuesday’s scheduled count

The results of the Rep. Justice of the Peace District 10 have been revealed after Baxter County Commissioners Judy Garner and Gary Smith opened the remaining ballot needed to determine which candidates would be going to next month’s run-off. At some point, after telling both the Mountain Home Observer and the Baxter Bulletin yesterday afternoon…

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Baxter County Election Commission removes 36 Republican ballots from tabulation machines after discrepancy uncovered

Baxter County Election Commissioners worked past midnight Wednesday evening to remove 36 incorrect 6-2-1 precinct ballots from three separate tabulation machines after a Republican voter noticed a discrepancy while voting last week. The discrepancy resulted in the Republican ballot for precinct 6-2-1 showing the House District 3 race between Stetson Painter and Tom Bryant instead…

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