In response to the COVID-19 public health emergency, and attendant safety concerns, two polling sites have changed.
According to Greene County Election Coordinator Kristi Rawls, the Election Commission voted Oct. 12 to remove the Senior Center, at 121 N. 12th St. in Paragould, and the Fellowship Hall of Marmaduke First Baptist Church, at 304 N. First St. in Marmaduke, from the list of polling stations that will be open on election day, Nov. 3.
“What we will do instead,” Rawls said, “is instead of the Senior Center, we’ll use the Greene County Fairgrounds.”
The Fairgrounds, at 1108 Highway 49-B in Paragould, is also the location for early voting. Early voting starts Monday, Oct. 19 in the Commercial Building at the fairgrounds. The polls will be open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on Monday, Nov. 2 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
“And instead of the Fellowship Hall,” Rawls continued, “we will use the Marmaduke City Hall and Community Center.” The city hall is located at 307 W. Mill St.
The changes leave the total number of polling stations at nine. In addition to the Greene County Fairgrounds and the Marmaduke City Hall, the locations are:
The Paragould Community Center, 3404 Linwood Drive, Paragould
Center Hill Church of Christ, 4904 Walcott Road, Paragould
Oak Grove Community Center, 85 Kimberly St., Oak Grove Heights
St. John’s Lutheran Church, 11530 Highway 135 N., Lafe
Western Greene County Fire District, 123 Highway 141 S., Walcott
Delaplaine Baptist Church, 354 Toler St., Delaplaine
Finch Community Building, 72 Highway 351, Paragould