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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)

Northeast Arkansas Goes to Vote May 10th


  Voters in Northeast Arkansas will decide the fate of various issues affecting the area.

Jonesboro voters will decide who will fill the alderman seat for Ward 6, Position 1.  5 candidates are running for the position left vacant by Tim McCall earlier this year. 

Citizens will also vote on the fate of the controversial property maintenance code.  Those for it say the ordinance will help clean up dilapidated homes in the city. Opponents say they are concerned the ordinance will be interpreted and enforced unfairly in the future. 

Cross County residents will vote to renew a 1% sales tax for the St. Bernards Crossridge Community Hospital in Wynne.  If the measure is approved, the tax will go into effect October 2016 and ending in September 2020. 

Two towns in Lawrence County will vote to determine if they will become one city.  Residents of Walnut Ridge and College City must approve the merger of the two cities.  If approved, College City will join Walnut Ridge at the beginning of the year. 

Voting on all of these measures take place Tuesday.