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Ward voting change approved in Jonesboro



Jonesboro, Arkansas – The next time they go to the polls, voters in Jonesboro should expect some changes.

On Tuesday, a change in voting for city council members was approved by 83% of voters in the primary election.

The change, which was approved by the city council back in March 2021, would allow Position 1 council members to be voted by residents of their ward only.

The proposal would also allow the remaining council members to be elected by the city.

Back in July 2020, the Jonesboro Nominating and Rules Committee advanced the proposal, but the city council postponed it until 2021.