The Faulkner County Quorum Court meets tonight with several proposed ordinances and resolutions on the agenda.

One resolution would designate a line of succession for the sheriff in case of a declared emergency.

The line of succession in the case of a vacancy in the office of sheriff due to death or disability would be Chief Deputy Matt Rice, Major John Randall and then Captain Lloyd Vincent.

Another resolution would allow the county judge to submit an application to the Arkansas Secretary of State to secure a grant of $10,732 for the county clerk and election commission to purchase voting machines, electronic vote tabulating devices and other voting system equipment and cover maintenance costs.

The court will also be considering a resolution authorizing the county judge and the Office of Emergency Management Director of Faulkner County to enter an agreement of understanding with Cleburne, Conway, Lonoke, Perry, Pulaski, Van Buren and White counties for mutual aid.

The meeting will be at 7 p.m. in courtroom C in the main courthouse building.

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