Polls open Tuesday for Fayetteville School Board Election

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It is election day in the annual school election in Washington County today (Tuesday, May 9.)

This year’s election includes one contested race for a position on the Fayetteville Board of Education, along with a renewal of the annual school millage tax, with no change to the millage rate on the ballot this time around.

Keaton Smith is seeking re-election to the district at large position 2 seat, where he will face challenger Heather Clouse.

Smith and Clouse faced off in a School Board candidate forum hosted by the Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce last month. Video of the forum is available here. The candidates also participated in a Q/A for the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority’s Phi Alpha Omega chapter, and their answers to issues-based questions are archived here.

Polls on election day opened at 7:30 a.m. and will remain open until 7:30 p.m. Voters can vote at any Washington County polling place on election day. For a full list of those roughly two dozen polling places, visit the Washington County website.

A sample ballot for the Fayetteville election can be found here.

Other districts in Washington County will also vote for school board positions today as well, and special elections will be held in Springdale, Lincoln, and Tontitown.

For more information about the annual school elections this spring, including info on other races throughout the county, visit washingtoncountyar.gov

Election Day Polling Places


  • The Awakening Church (5763 E. Mission Blvd.)
  • Central United Methodist (6 W. Dickson St.)
  • Corner Stone Church of Christ (4377 Huntsville Road)
  • Covenant Church (4511 W. Wedington Dr.)
  • Genesis Church (205 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.)
  • Mount Comfort Church of Christ (3249 W. Mt. Comfort Road)
  • Ridgeview Baptist Church (1850 E. Huntsville Road)
  • Sang Avenue Baptist Church (1425 N. Sang Ave.)
  • Sequoyah Methodist Church (1910 Old Wire Road)
  • Trinity Fellowship (1100 Rolling Hills Dr.)
  • Trinity Methodist (1021 W. Sycamore St.)
  • Yvonne Richardson Center (240 E. Rock St.)


  • American Legion (200 Spring Street)
  • Archer Learning Center (600 Ash St.)
  • Calvary Church (1000 N. Gutensohn Road)
  • Elmdale Baptist Church (1700 W. Huntsville Road)
  • First Church of the Nazarene (2300 S. 40th St.)
  • Nob Hill Fire Station (19375 Nob Hill Loop)
  • Oak Grove Baptist Church (499 Oak Grove Road)
  • Sonora Baptist Church (17330 E. Hwy. 412)
  • Springdale Civic Center (2323 S. Old Missouri Road #D1)
  • Temple Baptist Church (2900 Cambridge St.)

Other Washington County Locations

  • Elm Springs United Methodist Church (118 N. Elm Road, Elm Springs)
  • Goshen First United Methodist Church (122 State Hwy. 45, Goshen)
  • Lincoln Masonic Lodge (108 S. Arthur Ave., Lincoln)
  • Tontitown City Hall (235 E Henri De Tonti Blvd., Tontitown)