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Kristin HigginsPublic Policy CenterPhone: 501-671-2160Email: email@example.com
by Kristin Higgins - March 25, 2021
Forrest City voters will see 11 separate bond issues on their ballot in an April 2021
The Public Policy Center at the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture
partnered with the St. Francis County Extension Office to produce a fact sheet explaining
the city ballot issue.
Download the fact sheet at https://www.uaex.uada.edu/business-communities/voter-education/docs/ForrestCityElectionFactSheet2021.pdf
Forrest City’s City Council voted to place a 0.625% sales tax and 11 separate bond
issues on the ballot for voters to decide.
If approved, the $17.5 million in bond issues would pay for water, street, lighting,
streetscape, sewer and drainage-related improvements, as well as police and fire department
projects, library and park and recreational projects.
The proposed sales tax would go into effect if one or more of the bond issues are
passed. All bond issues would have to fail to prevent the sales tax from going into
Revenue from the sales tax would be used to pay off the bonds including interest and
fees. The 0.625% sales tax would expire when the bond is repaid.
Early voting takes place April 6-9 and April 12 in the Quorum Court room at the St.
Francis County Courthouse, located at 313 S. Izard St. in Forrest City. Early voting
hours are from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
The election is April 13, 2021. Voting locations are open from 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
at Lane Chapel Church in Ward 1, Salem Baptist Church in Ward 2, Forrest City Civic
Center in Ward 3, and First United Methodist Church in Ward 4.
People who live in Forrest City and are registered to vote are eligible to vote in
The fact sheet produced by the Public Policy Center includes more information about
the Forrest City ballot issue, including what supporters and opponents say, how local
sales tax compares in cities along Interstate 40, and answers to voters’ frequently