LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - More than 88,000 Arkansans have cast their ballots ahead of the May 22 primary and non-partisan judicial election.
The secretary of state's office says more than 11,000 of those voters showed up on Monday - the last day of early voting. Early voting began May 7.
A spokesman for Secretary of State Mark Martin says those figures are expected to increase as more counties tally their early voting numbers.
But turnout is expected to fall far short of Martin's initial prediction that 30 percent of the state's 1.5 million registered voters would cast ballots.
With the Republican presidential nomination all but decided and no major statewide races, attention in the primary instead has shifted to congressional primaries in eastern and southern Arkansas along with a handful of heated legislative primaries.
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