Election Commission

The Independence County Election Commission is a three (3) member board responsible for conducting elections in the county in an unbiased and lawful manner. Two members of the county board will be from the majority political party and the third from the minority party. Each member is nominated from each party’s central committee and affirmed by the State Board of Election Commissioners.

Current members are:

Lea Barber, Chair: 870-612-4718

Jennifer Emery, Vice Chair: 870-307-1873

Wendy Henderson, Secretary: 870-613-0815

Election Coordinators under the supervision of the Election Commission are:

Cathy Drew: 870-307-1488

Barbara Henson: 901-988-1575

The County Clerk’s Office coordinates the absentee and early vote process and handles voter registration records and issues. 870-793-8828