How to Run for City Offices

The deadline to deliver all required forms and petitions to the County Clerk’s office is Wednesday, August 10th by NOON. The office is located in the Desha Count Courthouse at 608 Robert S. Moore Ave., Arkansas City, Arkansas.

Here are all the forms and sample petition that you will need to run for any city office. The first is for McGhee, and the last one is for Dumas. If you have any questions, contact the Desha County Clerk’s office at 870-222-0870 or email If you need further help or have any questions, please email or text ‪501-777-5960.

Additional information may be found in the following:
A “Plain English” Handbook for Candidates