Jefferson County Clerk Shawndra Taggart has announced the filing period for independent candidates for city and school board elections in November.

Municipal candidates filing with petitions may begin circulating petitions May 7, 2020.

Cities of the 1st class require 30 signatures.

Cities of the 2nd class and Incorporated Towns require 10 signatures.

Municipal filing with petitions begins July 29, 2020 thru August 5, 2020


School Election November 2020


School board filing period begins July 27, 2020 thru August 3, 2020.

School board candidates may begin circulating petitions May 7, 2020.

Petitions require 20 signatures.


All petitions must be printed on LEGAL SIZE paper. 


Mayor-Council Form of Government at Large.pdf

Mayor-Council Form of Government by Ward.pdf

Mayor-Council Form of Government Incorporated Towns.pdf

School Board Candidate at Large.pdf

School Board Candidate by Zone.pdf

For more information, please contact the County Clerk’s Office.

Shawndra Taggart

Jefferson County Clerk

101 W. Barraque Street, Suite 101

Pine Bluff, AR 71601

Phone: (870) 541-5322

Fax: (870) 541-5324

Email: [email protected]