FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE :
Monday, Oct 19, 2020
City of Little Rock Public Relations
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City Partners with Pulaski County to Increase Voting Access at Courthouse Increases Parking for Early Voting at Pulaski County Regional Building
Releases Video to Promote Voting in General Election
Beginning Monday, Oct. 19, traffic routes around the Pulaski County Courthouse will be adjusted to allow for a dedicated absentee ballot return lane. The City is also making parking available at its lot at 2nd and Gaines Streets.
2nd Street between Spring Street and Broadway will become a drive-thru ballot return station for voters wishing to directly deliver their ballots to the Pulaski County Clerk’s Office. The block of 2nd St. directly east of Spring to Center St. will be used for queuing of vehicles waiting to enter the ballot return zone. The parallel parking area and northern most travel lane will be closed to accommodate these vehicles. Traffic traveling westbound on 2nd St. will be detoured to the south on Spring Street to 3rd St.
Dates and times of closures for ballot return:
- October 19-23, 26-30 from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
- October 24 & 31 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
- November 2 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
All of the drive-thru ballot return areas will be monitored and directed by both the Little Rock Police Department and the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office. Both departments will also be in place to assist with directing traffic.
Additionally, the City has about 80 spaces at its 2nd and Gaines Streets parking lot that can be used by the public during the early voting process at the Pulaski County Regional Building. This lot will be available for public use during the early voting period and on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 3.
The Office of Mayor Frank Scott, Jr. also released this non-partisan video profiling two Little Rock residents and spotlighting their reasons for voting. One, Dwight Pridgeon, a city of Little Rock employee in the Community Programs Department, spent 18 years completing his sentence, which included fines and restitution, in order to restore his voting rights. A second, newly turned 18-year-old Harper Hicks, is a member of the Mayor’s Youth Council and is voting for the first time. Click below to watch.