COUNTY CLERK

Melanie Clark

WHAT WE DO

The County Clerk handles voter registration, (both absentee and early voting), marriage licensing, accounts payable, and payroll for the Courthouse. The County Clerk’s office also handles Quorum Court Ordinances, Resolutions, and Minutes of Meetings.

The County Clerk’s office houses the County Court Records, Annexations, Articles of Incorporation, Levy of taxes, Board appointments, bonds, improvement districts, right of way acquisition, contracts, and agreements signed by the County Judge. This office also holds the administrative details for the County Board of Election Commissioners. The County Clerk’s office has information on the Board of Equalization and the financial information of the entire County government. They also hold the budgets for each department of the county.

Documents you might be interested in

Independent Candidates filing for the cities of:

  • Amagon
  • Beedeville
  • Campbell Station
  • Grubbs
  • Jacksonport
  • Tupelo
  • Weldon

County Clerk Timeline

July 29, 2020 12:00 P.M., Noon – 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. The County Clerk must determine whether or not the petition contains a sufficient number of qualified electors within ten (10) days.

August 5, 2020 12:00 P.M., Noon – Last day that the 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 determine whether or not the petition contains a sufficient number of qualified electors within ten days.

August 24, 2020 2:30 P.M. General Election ballot draw-The Jackson County Election Commission will conduct ballot draw for candidates appearing on the ballot. Candidates are welcome to attend. If a candidate is unable to attend, a member of the Election Commission will draw for you.

October 19, 2020 – Early voting begins for the General Election between the hours of 8:00 am and 6pm. Monday through Friday and 10am – 4:00 pm on Saturday Early voting ends at 5:00 pm on the Monday prior to the election.

November 2, 2020 – Early voting ends at 5:00 pm.

November 3, 2020 – General Election

Equalization Timeline:

The Jackson County Board of Equalization will convene in regular session on Monday, August 3, 2020 at 9:00 A.M. in the Jackson County Main Courtroom located inside the Jackson County Courthouse on the second floor.

The Board will meet as often as necessary through October 1, 2020 to consider the equalization of all property assessments and all requests for adjustments of assessments by taxpayers. Any property owner desiring a hearing with the Equalization Board should contact the Jackson County Clerk, Melanie Clark on or before August 17, 2020 at 870-523-7420 to schedule a hearing.