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The annual tradition of lighting the Arkansas State Capitol for Christmas continued this year, but in lieu of a live ceremony, due to the ongoing pandemic, we put together something different. In this Christmas special, Arkansas Secretary of State John Thurston welcomes comments from former governors and secretaries of state about their holiday memories at the State Capitol in Little Rock. This is followed by a beautifully choreographed music, light, and fireworks show! Don't miss it!
During this COVID-19 pandemic, my office is working with county clerks to ensure that this election is conducted in a safe and secure manner.
Here are some other ways the Secretary of State has helped county clerk offices, poll workers and voters be prepared during this elections season:
Columbia County receives protective gear for election workers
Arkansas focusing on safety of voters
Local beer producer donating hand sanitizer to polling sites around Arkansas