County Partisan Filing Information
Countywide Partisan Positions
Benton County has eight elected officials who fulfill duties for the entire county. These positions are full-time and the compensation reflects these professional, administrative responsibilities. These duties range from overseeing the entire county government executive departments (county judge) to law enforcement and investigation (sheriff and coroner). Countywide elected officials are also responsible for the administrative functions of the county-level judicial courts; assessment, collection, and administration of public taxes; and the management of county business and election registration.
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District-Level County Partisan Positions
There are 20 positions in Benton County elected by local districts to serve at the county level. These positions include Constables (5) and Justices of the Peace (15). Constables have a law enforcement role and are outdated but constitutionally required elected positions, while Justices of the Peace serve vital roles as the legislative branch of county government.
Learn more about County Specific Partisan Elected Positions up for election in 2022
The primary election will be held on May 24, 2022 and the general election will be held on November 8, 2022.
Filing Period: noon on Feb. 22, 2022 – noon on Mar. 1, 2022 in the Benton County Clerk Office
Specific Filing Requirements:
Age 18 & or older upon election (County Judge - 25)
Resident of the county/district
For Democrats, a filing fee of $50 paid to the Democratic Party of Benton County (DPBC)
All 15 JP positions will be up in 2022. View the map approved by the Election Commission on December 20th.