Absentee Ballots: Three Options for Pulaski County Voters

Press Release from the Office of Terri Hollingsworth
Pulaski County Circuit and County Clerk

Media Contact:
Debrah Mitchell
dmitchell@pulaskiclerk.com
(501) 340-3404 office (501) 425-8974 mobile

(Little Rock, Ark.) – Pulaski County Circuit and County Clerk Terri Hollingsworth announces three convenient options beginning October 19 for Pulaski County voters who wish to return their absentee ballots to the Pulaski County Courthouse at 401 West Markham in Little Rock.

“Twenty-five days are left until the November 3 election, and the Pulaski Clerk’s Office have mailed over 20,000 absentee ballots with many more being mailed daily to Pulaski County voters. It is critical that our office provide accessible and secure means to safely return ballots in person to the courthouse during this pandemic,” said Pulaski County Circuit and County Clerk Terri Hollingsworth.

“Starting on the first day of early voting, absentee voters can return their ballot without leaving the safety of their vehicles by coming through our drive-thru area. This is an added convenience along with walking up to the tents that are located outside of the courthouse which is currently closed to the public due to Covid-19. Our office is committed to assist our citizens during these unprecedented times and the overwhelming demand to vote by absentee,” said Hollingsworth.

Option #1 Walk-up: (October 5 – November 2; Monday-Friday; 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.) Voters can return their ballot in person at the two tents that are set up on the 2nd Street (south) side of the courthouse between Spring and Broadway Streets. Voters* who utilize this option will be greeted by deputy clerks who will check their identification, have the voter sign a log, and then deposit the sealed ballot into a locked container.

Option #2 Drive-thru: (October 19 – 30; Monday-Friday; 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. and November 2 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.) The block of 2nd Street between Spring and Broadway will be closed to through traffic during the times listed. Voters* who utilize this option will be greeted by deputy clerks at their vehicles who will then check their identification, have the voter sign a log, and then deposit the sealed ballot into a locked container. (See enclosed maps)

Option #3 Mail in: (November 3 by 7:30 p.m.) Voters can return their completed absentee ballot by mail and it must be received by the county clerk by 7:30 p.m. on Election Day.

Voters utilizing the drive-thru option will access the entry point on 2nd Street beginning at Center Street. Suggested routes to the ballot return entry point:

From I-30: Take exit 141A and continue west on 2nd Street;

From I-630: Take exit 1A toward Center Street/Main Street, continue north on Center Street or north on Main Street, then turn and continue west on 2nd Street.

Voters who have questions regarding their absentee ballot are encouraged to call 501-340-6978.

* The voter who requested the ballot will have to return their own ballot unless selected as a Designated Bearer, Administrator, or Authorized Agent as defined by Arkansas Law.

 

Information from the Office of Terri Hollingsworth
Pulaski County Circuit and County Clerk

Debrah Mitchell
dmitchell@pulaskiclerk.com
(501) 340-3404 office (501) 425-8974 mobile