County Clerk

Sherry Bell, County Clerk

Sherry L. Bell
County Clerk

1 Court Square, Ste 1
Magnolia, AR 71753

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
(Open during noon hour; Closed Major Holidays)

Phone: 870-235-3774
EXT. 1 – Marriage
EXT. 2 – Voter Registration / Elections
EXT. 3 – Accounts Payable
EXT. 4 – Payroll

Fax: 870-235-3773

Email County Clerk

 

GENERAL INFORMATION

Deputy Clerks:

Lynsandra Curry
Renee Deen
Diane Ferguson
Barbara Smith
Tammy Wiltz


Helpful Website Links:

Association of Arkansas Counties
1415 West Third St.
Little Rock, AR 72201
(P) 501-372-7550
(F) 501-372-0611
ARCounties.org 

AR Secretary of State
SoS.Arkansas.gov

Voter Information
VoteNaturally.org

Voter Ballot - Sample
VoterView.org

Arkansas General Assembly
ArkLeg.State.ar.us 

State of Arkansas Official Webpage
State.ar.us

Arkansas Marriage License Search
http://cisarkansas.com/


For Birth Records and Death Certificates

Arkansas Department of Health
Vital Records
4815 W Markham, Slot 44
Little Rock, AR 72205-3867
501-661-2726
800-637-9314
VitalChek.com 


Documents in County Clerk's Office:

Marriage Records: 1853 - Current Year
Minister's Credentials


County Court:

Orders
Proclamations
Contracts/Agreements/Leases
Annexations


Quorum Court:

Ordinances
Resolutions
Minutes
Contracts/Agreements/Leases
Regular Monthly Meeting: 1st Monday, 5 pm, 2nd Fl Courtroom


Columbia County Clerk Fees

Certify Marriage License $5.00
Marriage License $60.00
Assumed Names/Doing Business As (DBA) $25.00

BUSINESS & COMMERCIAL SERVICE
Filing of LLC, Dissolution; Articles can be filed at:
Secretary of State Office or Online 
sos.arkansas.gov or call 501-682-3409


Financial (Accounts Payable & Payroll) Records

County Funds:

  • General Fund
  • Road Fund
  • Library Fund
  • Jail Fund
  • 911 Fund
  • Solid Waste Fund
  • Special Revenue Funds (Various)

Forms/Reports*

Voter Registration Form

Please complete and mail to: County Clerk’s Office, One Court Square – Ste. 1, Magnolia 71753

Absentee Ballot Application

Campaign Contribution & Expenditure Report: County, Municipal, & School Board Candidates (ArkansasEthics.com)

  • click on Forms & Instructions

Statement of Financial Interest (ArkansasEthics.com)

  • click on Forms & Instructions

*PDF documents require the Adobe Acrobat Reader. Click here to download the free program.


 2018 Election Dates

JANUARY 2, 2018

  • 12:00 Noon – 1st day for nonpartisan prosecutor and judicial candidates to file petitions for ballot access in the Nonpartisan Election without paying a filing fee with Secretary of State’s office.
  • 12:00 Noon – Last day for nonpartisan prosecutor and judicial candidates to file petitions with Secretary of State’s office.

  JANUARY 30, 2018

  • First day for candidates filing by petition to circulate petitions for Annual School Election when held during Preferential Primary Election.   Petition must contain at least twenty (20) registered voters who are resident of the school district.

FEBRUARY 22, 2018

  • Party Filing Period Begins at 12:00 Noon
  • Nonpartisan Filing Period Begins at 3:00 pm

 MARCH 1, 2018

  • Party Filing Period Ends at 12:00 Noon
  • Nonpartisan Filing Period Ends at 3:00 pm

MAY 7, 2018

  • Early voting begins for the General Election between the hours of 8:00 am and 6:00 pm, Monday through Friday, and 10:00 am – 4:00 pm on Saturday. Early voting ends at 5:00 pm on the Monday prior to the election.

MAY 22, 2018 - Election Day

  • Preferential Primary Election
  • Nonpartisan General Election
  • Annual School ElectionDeadline to apply to register to vote – Monday, April 23, 2018

 JUNE 19, 2018  RUNOFF ELECTION DAY

  • General Primary Runoff Election
  • Annual School Board Runoff Election

Deadline to apply to register to vote – Monday 21, 2018

 

JULY 27, 2018

NOT MORE THAN 102 DAYS OR LESS THAN 81 DAYS BEFORE THE GENERAL ELECTION

  • First day that independent candidates running for municipal offices with MAYOR- COUNCIL FORM OF GOVERNMENT may file petitions of nomination, affidavit of eligibility and political practices pledge with the county clerk. County clerk must within ten (10) days. [Assumes city/town did not have or adopt ordinance altering this date – see February 20, 2018].

 AUGUST 17, 2018

  • 12:00 noon Deadline for independent candidates running for municipal offices with MAYOR-COUNCIL FORM OF GOVERNMENT, Nomination Petition, Affidavit of Eligibility and Political Practice Pledge in the General Election.

OCTOBER 22, 2018

  • Early voting begins for the General Election between the hours of 8:00 am and 6:00 pm, Monday through Friday, and 10:00 am – 4:00 pm on Saturday. Early voting ends at 5:00 pm on the Monday prior to the election.

NOVEMBER 6, 2018 ELECTION DAY

  •     General Election
  •     Nonpartisan Runoff Election
  •     Annual School Election
  •     Deadline to apply to register to vote – Tuesday, October 9, 2018

o In case of a tie for certain state or township offices

 

 December 4, 2018 GENERAL RUNOFF ELECTION DAY

  • General Runoff Election (County and Municipal)

o In case of a tie for certain state or township offices

  • Annual Runoff School Election
  • Deadline to apply to register to vote - Actual deadline is Monday, November 5, 2018

 


  The Arkansas Increase in Length of Term in Office for Some County Officials Amendment, also known as Issue 1, was approved.

Beginning 2018 Issue 1 increased the terms to four (4) years  for the following county officials:

  • County Judges
  • County Clerks
  • Circuit Clerks
  • County Surveyors
  • Assessors
  • Coroners
  • Sheriffs
  • Tax Collectors
  • Treasurers

The following offices remain at the two year length:

  • Justice of the Peace
  • Constables

  Voter Registration & Election Records

  • Voter Applications
  • Precinct Voter Lists
  • Absentee Ballot Applications & Designated Bearer Lists
  • Certified Election Results
  • Statement Of Financial Interest
  • Political Practice Pledge
  • Campaign Contribution-Expenditure Reports

 ELECTION RESULTS

2016 PREFERENTIAL PRIMARY RESULTS

 2016 GENERAL ELECTION RESULTS

 2014 PREFERENTIAL PRIMARY RESULTS

 2014 GENERAL ELECTION RESULTS


 Columbia County Voting Centers (for county-wide elections):

  • Early Voting
            Columbia County Clerk's Office (Courthouse)
  • Columbia County Library (2057 N Jackson)
  • American Legion Post 3 (325 Legion Dr.)
  • McNeil City Hall (Front Street, McNeil)
  • Waldo Fire Station (106 E Main, Waldo)
  • Emerson Community Outreach (103 S. Elm / Hwy 79S)
  • Taylor City Hall (101 W Pope, Taylor)

Columbia County Election Commission

Mary Ann Rogers, Chair
Gene Ravenscraft
Carl David Belt, Sr.

Columbia County Equalization Board

Minutes
Abstract Of Assessment Certificate
Resolution

Members:

Frank Taylor, Chair
William Smith
Mary Rogers
Mike Love
Angie Eaves

 

COUNTY OFFICIALS 

County Judge: Larry D. Atkinson
1 Court Square
Magnolia, AR 71753
870-234-2542
870-235-3723 Fax
Email County Judge
Tax Assessor: Sandra Cawyer
101 S Court Square
Magnolia, AR 71753
870-234-4380
870-235-3778 Fax
Email County Assessor
County Clerk: Sherry L. Bell
1 Court Square Ste 1
Magnolia, AR 71753
870-235-3774
870-235-3773 Fax
Tax Collector: Cindy Walker
101 S Court Square (POB 98, 71754)
Magnolia, AR 71753
870-234-4171
870-235-3737 Fax
Email County Tax Collector
Sheriff: Mike Loe
POB 576
Magnolia, AR 71754
870-235-3740
870-235-3747 Fax
Coroner: Randy Reed
82 Chinquepin
Magnolia, AR 71753
870-904-8477
Treasurer: Selena R. Blair
101 S Court Square
Magnolia, AR 71753
870-235-3704
870-235-3719 Fax
Email County Treasurer
Surveyor: 
Circuit Clerk: Phyllis Disotell
1 Court Square Ste 3
Magnolia, AR 71753
870-235-3700
870-235-3786 Fax
Email County Circuit Clerk

 

 Justice Of Peace Districts

JP District 1: Virginia Annette Pate
1661 Columbia Rd 71
Waldo, AR 71770

JP District 2: Marjie Blair
422 Columbia Rd 45
McNeil, AR 71752

JP District 3: Robert "Robby" Nash
83 Chinquepin
Magnolia, AR 71753

JP District 4: Penny Cook
770 Hwy 82 E
Magnolia, AR 71753
 
JP District 5: Billy Wayne Taylor
3721 Columbia Rd 85
Emerson, AR 71740
 
JP District 6: Steve Lee
3658 Columbia Rd 21
Taylor, AR 71861

JP District 7: Oliver W. Thomas
708 Luther
Magnolia, AR 71753

JP District 8: Terry Williams
419 Beene St
Magnolia, AR 71753
 
JP District 9: James A. Drake
771 Hwy 344
Waldo, AR 71770
 
JP District 10: Lynn Story
1623 S Lakewood
Magnolia, AR 71753
 
JP District 11: Carolyn E. Terry
2804 Chaffin Lane
Magnolia, AR 71753

Quorum Court Committees

Finance -

Annette Pate (Chairman)
Marjie Blair (Co-Chairman)
Robert Nash
Oliver Thomas
Billy Wayne Taylor

Personnel -

Carolyn Terry (Chairman)
James Drake
Terry Williams
All JP'S

Building -

Marjie Blair (Chairman)
Penny Cook (Co-Chairman)
Robert Nash
Annette Pate
Lynn Story

Jail -

Steve Lee (Chairman)
Lynn Story
Carolyn Terry
Oliver Thomas

Solid Waste -

James Drake (Chairman)
Penny Cook (Co-Chairman)
Steve Lee
Billy Wayne Taylor
Terry Williams


Constables

1-Columbia North - Burnie Sharp
60 Hwy 344
Waldo, AR 71770

2-Columbia South - Derek Avery
260 Col. Rd. 203
Magnolia, AR 71753
 
3-Magnolia City - Vacancy
 
4-McNeil - John Ferguson
835 Columbia Rd 13
Magnolia, AR 71753

5-Waldo - Truman Young
1421 Hwy 371 S (POB 785)
Waldo, AR 71770

6-Emerson - Kenneth Dailey
1521 Columbia Rd. 2E
Emerson, AR 71740

7-Taylor - Vacancy

 

MUNICIPAL ELECTED OFFICIALS

Magnolia

Location: 201 E North (POB 1126, 71754), Magnolia, AR 71753
870-234-1375

  • Mayor - Parnell Vann
  • District Judge – David Graham
  • City Attorney – Mike Boyd
  • City Clerk - Rachel Waller
  • Alderman W1/P1 - Kelli Souter
  • Alderman W1/P2 - Larry Talley
  • Alderman W2/P1 - James Jefferson, Jr.
  • Alderman W2/P2 - James N Moore
  • Alderman W3/P1 - Jamie Waller
  • Alderman W3/P2 - Gary H Farrar
  • Alderman W4/P1 - Jeff White
  • Alderman W4/P2 - Steve Crowell

McNeil

Location: 104 Olive (POB 130), McNeil, AR 71752
870-695-3641

  • Mayor - Teresa (Terrie) Triplet
  • Recorder/Treasurer - Nancy Cook
  • Alderman P1 - Carl Bailey
  • Alderman P2 - Brenda Kelly
  • Alderman P3 - Kim D Muncrief
  • Alderman P4 - Pam Vaughn
  • Alderman P5 - Shirley Hunter

Waldo

Location: 308 E Main (POB 369), Waldo, AR 71770
870-693-2198

  • Mayor - Patricia Doss Glover
  • City Clerk/Recorder - Antonia Land
  • Alderman W1/P1 - Ples Johnson Jr.
  • Alderman W1/P2 - Marcina Beasley
  • Alderman W2/P1 - Darryl Witcher
  • Alderman W2/P2 - Rickey L Lambert
  • Alderman W3/P1 - Lawanda Gail Battle
  • Alderman W3/P2 - Kenneth Haupt

Emerson

Location: 102 N Hazel (POB 275), Emerson, AR 71740
870-547-2220

  • Mayor - J Don Moore
  • Secretary/Treasurer - Linda Mullins
  • Alderman P1 - Donna Bilbray
  • Alderman P2 - LaTina Fields-Robinson
  • Alderman P3 - Lora Watson
  • Alderman P4 - Janice Ferguson
  • Alderman P5 - Jimmy D Hughes

Taylor

Location: 101 W Pope (POB 307), Taylor, AR 71861
870-694-2051

  • Mayor - Charles Matlock
  • Chief of Police - Rickey Wyrick
  • Recorder/Treasurer - Kay L. Emerson
  • Alderman W1/P1 - William Mark Smith
  • Alderman W1/P2 - Ronald E Thomas
  • Alderman W2/P1 - Jordan Hanson
  • Alderman W2/P2 - Steven Glass
  • Alderman W3/P1 - Stephanie Hartsfield
  • Alderman W3/P2 - Bobby Joe Woods

 

COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICTS

Magnolia

Campus: East Side Elementary, Central Elementary, Junior High, Senior High

Superintendent - Mr. John D Ward
1400 High School Dr. (POB 649), Magnolia, AR 71753
870-234-4933

Elected School Board Members:

  • Zone 1 - Lynsandra Curry
  • Zone 2 - Roger Loper
  • Zone 3 - Mike Waters, President
  • Zone 4 - Steven Souter, Secretary
  • Zone 5 - William Watson, Vice President

Emerson-Taylor

Superintendent - Mr. Gary Hines

Emerson Campus - POB 129, Emerson, AR 71740
870-547-2218
Website

Taylor Campus - 506 E Pine, Taylor, AR 71861
870-694-2251 
Website

Elected School Board Members:

  • Zone 1 - Jim Martin, Secretary
  • Zone 2 - Paul Allen
  • Zone 3 - Dusty Whitehead
  • Zone 4 - Chad Scott, Vice President
  • Zone 5 - Greg Sanders
  • Zone 6 - Dickey Herring, President
  • Zone 7 - Diane Robinson