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These are stories related to the 2022 election.

Jonesboro City Council approves passing ward election ordinance on to voters

Jonesboro Municipal Center
Brandon Tabor
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KASU News

The Jonesboro City Council on Tuesday passed an ordinance that could change how members on the council are elected.

Members gave the final reading of the ordinance proposed by Councilman L.J. Bryant.

The ordinance will now appear on the May 24, 2022 primary election ballot for voters to give their final approval.

If voters approve the ordinance, it would allow the position 1 seat from each of Jonesboro's 6 wards to be chosen by only the voters who live in that ward.

Currently, all 12 seats on the city council are elected by all Jonesboro residents, regardless of the ward they represent.