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Many communities around Northeast Arkansas will be voting on various issues affecting their area.  Here you can follow the the stories related to these issues.  Also, be sure to check us out on social media (Facebook, Twitter) for updates as KASU News gets the results of the votes.Measures on the ballots:Repealing the Property Maintenance Code (Jonesboro)Ward 6, Position 1 Alderman Race (Jonesboro)1% Hospital Sales Tax (Wynne, Cross Co.)College City Annexation (Walnut Ridge & College City)

Jonesboro Begins Early Voting on 2 Different Measures

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Jonesboro residents begin early voting today (Tuesday) on 2 different measures.  Voters will get to decide on who will fill the vacant alderman seat for Ward 6, Position 1 left by Tim McCall. 

McCall resigned from his seat in early January after moving out of his ward.  The 5 candidates running for the position are Phillip Cook, Dr. Richard Wang, Captain James Boweman, Joseph Woodbury, and Bobby Long. 

You can watch the candidates debate on issues such as police salary, property maintenance code, economic development, and more here.

Also on the ballot is a measure to repeal the property maintenance code ordinance.  A group who opposed the code submitted the required number of signatures in February to move for a special election. 

Those voting “for” the measure will be voting to repeal the ordinance which strikes down the code.  Those voting “against” the measure will be voting against the repeal which keeps the code in place.

More details on voting about the ordinance can be found here

Voting takes place at the Craighead County Election Annex on West Jefferson Ave. 

The general election will be held on Tuesday, May 10.