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Turnout climbs for early voting across Arkansas; ID law draws few complaints

By Jeannie Roberts

This article was published May 22, 2018 at 4:30 a.m.

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NaTesha Robinson (left), and Khambria Allen fill out early voting request forms Monday at the Pulaski County Regional Building in Little Rock. Monday was the last day of early voting for today’s party primary election and nonpartisan judicial general election.

Pulaski County voting locations

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Election day

Polling places are open today from 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Need help? Call the secretary of state's Elections Division at (800) 482-1127 or go to the division's website, votenaturally.org.

Help also is available from county election commissions and county clerk's offices.

While some county clerks around the state reported lower-than-normal early voter turnout as they prepared for today's judicial and party primary elections, the final state numbers surpassed those of the last similar primary, in 2014.

Pulaski County voting locations

Election sample ballot

How to obtain a sample ballot

Election day

Polling places are open today from 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Need help? Call the secretary of state's Elections Division at (800) 482-1127 or go to the division's website, votenaturally.org.

Help also is available from county election commissions and county clerk's offices.

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RBear says... May 22, 2018 at 6:19 a.m.

While this seems like good news, it's stil pretty abysmal. I looked at my former county in TX, Bexar County, and they experienced turnout of 8.9% in early voting with 1.1M voters. The problem is that the primary election sets the stage for the general in November, which means a small number of voters picks who voters get to choose in November. I really wish AR would switch to a Top Two primary system, but that's a pipe dream.

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LR1955 says... May 22, 2018 at 6:57 a.m.

Early and absentee totals:
-Republican votes of 63 percent-
-Democrat vote of 35.5 percent-
In my opinion, this is kinda pitiful because early voting is so easy. I wonder if the Asa vs Morgun race brought in the Repubs?
We’ll see tonight, lol

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WhododueDiligence says... May 22, 2018 at 9:12 a.m.

"The problem is that the primary election sets the stage for the general in November, which means a small number of voters picks who voters get to choose in November."
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Yes, that's a HUGE cause of what is wrong with American politics--too few people vote in the primaries. Also, among the people most likely to show up to vote in primaries are the people who have been driven the most wingding batty by false and misleading attack ads, by misleading wingding talking heads on cable slanted news, by false attack narratives in social media masquerading as news articles, and by false attack narratives in political wingding chain emails which go viral despite fact-checkers' documented sources which prove they're chock full of viral batty wingding lies.

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GeneralMac says... May 22, 2018 at 9:40 a.m.

Nice to see Harrison Arkansas getting some good publicity in this article.

Good Southern folks!

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RBear says... May 22, 2018 at 11:14 a.m.

WDD I believe the fix to this is the Top Two primary system that has been catching on in a few states. It allows voters to pick the most rational of ALL the candidates instead of trusting a few to pick the candidates. It also seems to increase voter turnout at the primary and helps find those broad-based candidates that appeal to a larger section of voters. The problem is that party leaders hate the concept since it reduces the identification of party.

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GeneralMac says... May 22, 2018 at 11:59 a.m.

Just say NO to Courtney Goodson.

I did just that at 10:05 AM

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WhododueDiligence says... May 22, 2018 at 12:31 p.m.

I agree, RBear. The Top Two primary system would be much better than what we have now which tends to place extremist candidates on the ballot for November's general elections. The Top Two system would sometimes produce two candidates from the same party for the November ballot but that's fine with me because the turnout would be higher in November and most November voters would likely choose the more moderate--least radical, least extreme--candidate.

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GeneralMac says... May 22, 2018 at 12:37 p.m.

I actually felt sorry for liberals in 2016 when all they had was an over the hill mare with a poor track record and an over the hill eunuch with no track record to pick from in the primary

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RBBrittain says... May 22, 2018 at 3:06 p.m.

Yeah, I certainly wanna get my advice in the Supreme Court race from a guy who registered with this website using the name "Douglas MacArthur", obviously fake for more than 50 years. (Hint: Your posts here are NOT anonymous.) Not to mention I'd take either of the 2016 candidates he described over the scumbag in the Oval Office today.

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