An upcoming special election in Northwest Arkansas will fill a vacant seat in SD7. Election day is Tuesday, February 8th. Here’s what you need to know.

Democratic Candidate: Lisa Parks 

  • Mother, grandmother, and a child welfare attorney in Washington County
  • Put herself through law school as a single mother 
  • Running for more accessible education, healthcare, and veteran and senior care
  • For accessible education 
  • For affordable healthcare for all Arkansans
  • For criminal justice reform 
  • For veteran and senior care
  • For fair elections 
  • For immigration and diversity 
  • For meaningful tax relief for the working class

Republican Candidate: Colby Fulfer 

  • Current chief of staff for the mayor of Springdale 
  • Business owner (funeral home, building construction/development) 
  • Former Springdale city council member
  • For pro-life policies 
  • For economic growth
  • For personal responsibility: “This includes taking personal responsibility in many areas including gun ownership, pro-life measures to protect the innocent from the cradle to the grave, and the current COVID vaccine debate.”

Am I registered to vote? 

Check your voter registration status at Have questions? Call the Washington county clerk’s office at 479-444-1711 before election day. View a sample ballot here. 

How to vote early in the special election: 

Vote early at the Washington county courthouse Tuesday, February 1 – Monday, February 7. Early voting hours are 8:00 am and 4:30 pm. There is no early voting on Saturday and Sunday. 

How to vote on election day (Tuesday, Feb 8th):

Polling locations are open from 7:30 am-7:30 pm on election day. All eligible voters in SD 7 may vote at ANY polling location listed below on election day. 

The Awakening Church5763 E. Mission BlvdFayetteville72701
Elmdale Baptist Church1700 W. Huntsville RdSpringdale72762
Elkins Community Center162 Doolin DriveElkins72727 
First Church of the Nazarene2300 S. 40th StreetSpringdale72762
Sonora Baptist Church17330 E. Hwy 412Springdale72762
Vote Center Located Outside State Senate District 7
Central United Methodist6 W. Dickson Fayetteville72701
Sang Avenue Baptist Church1425 N. Sang AveFayetteville72703
Sequoyah Methodist Church1910 Old Wire RdFayetteville 72701
Trinity Methodist Church1021 W. SycamoreFayetteville72703

Do I live in State Senate District 7? 

Brush CreekGoshen CitySpg 02Spg 14Spg Township
DurhamGoshen TownshipSpg 03Spg 15Tontitown City-2
ElkinsHarmon-SSpg 04Spg 16Tontitown City-4
Elkins-HJohnson CitySpg 05Spg 17Tontitown City-5
Fay 28Johnson TownshipSpg 06Spg 18War Eagle
Fay 37Johnson Township-HSpg 08Spg 19White River-H
Fay 39Prairie Township 1Spg 09Spg 21White River-S
Fay 41RichlandSpg 11Spg 22Wyman
Fay 45Richland-SSpg 12Spg 23 
Fay 47Spg 01Spg 13Spg 24 

Not sure of your precinct or if it’s in SD7? Search via your address here. For more information about the special election, visit Washington County’s site here.