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Election Day running smoothly in Arkansas, state officials say

by Cristina LaRue | November 8, 2022 at 3:12 p.m.
Supporters of a candidate cavort across the street from a polling place in Little Rock's Hillcrest neighborhood Tuesday afternoon, March 3, 2020. (Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/John Sykes Jr.)

Elections in Arkansas seemed to be moving along smoothly as of Tuesday afternoon, a state official said.

"We've all kind of been talking about how eerily quiet it's been," Kevin Niehaus, director of public relations and government relations for the Arkansas secretary of state's office, said at 2:45 p.m. Tuesday.

"I will say typically on Election Day, there may be a hiccup or two in the morning with people kind of getting up and going, but then it typically is pretty quiet the rest of the day until you get closer to the close of the polls," Niehaus added. "But just in general, it's been a relatively quiet day so far.

"We're always kind of keeping our ears open and trying to stay vigilant on this stuff, but we're not foreseeing [future issues] right now."

Polls in Arkansas close today at 7:30 p.m. People still in line at 7:30 p.m. will be allowed to vote.

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