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Kristin HigginsPublic Policy CenterPhone: 501-671-2160Email: email@example.com
by Kristin Higgins - May 5, 2022
Updated Blog Post
Are you looking at your sample ballot for the Nov. 8 Arkansas election? There are
a lot of jobs on the ballot that people might not know what they do.
Today we highlight the job of a county surveyor.
The role of county surveyor is one of nine elected executives in county government.
But not every county elects a surveyor. In many counties, the surveyor role is a part-time
elected job for someone who is a licensed surveyor.
The elected position dates back to pre-licensure days and includes old* job requirements,
said Saline County Surveyor Aaron Rasburry. Rasburry, who is working to start a state
association of county surveyors, said he discovered that his third great-grandfather
held the role in the 1890s.
Term in Office: A constitutional amendment approved by voters in 2016 changed the term of a county
surveyor from two years to four years.
The Association of Arkansas Counties 2021 county government salary survey does not include salaries for county surveyors. Rasburry said there's no county budget
for him in Saline County and that he's called in on a contractual basis when there's
a need for survey work by a county surveyor.
Over their four-year term, a county surveyor is responsible for:
Early voting starts Oct. 24 and Election Day is Nov. 8. Find out what is on your ballot
at the Arkansas Secretary of State's VoterView website, https://www.voterview.ar-nova.org/VoterView.
Use our 2022 Arkansas Ballot Issues Voter Guide to learn about the constitutional amendments on this year's ballot.