Early voting underway in the Natural State

Early voting begins in Arkansas

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- Early voting is underway in Arkansas with 6,140 early votes cast as of 6:00 p.m. Monday.

Some voting locations were focused on security, while others were focused on just getting people through the lines.

Saline County draws the line where you can and cannot campaign.  On one side of the line, painted by the county clerk’s office, you're free to campaign openly, on the other side you're not.

That's one of the ways Saline County Clerk Doug Curtis said he's going to keep elections fair in his county this election cycle.

"This is the first year that we've really pushed security at the polling sites as far as law enforcement patrolling by, stopping in, coming by, and just checking on things," Curtis explained.

Within 100 feet of the voting location Benton, you won't find any Trump or Clinton stickers on cars.

"People will pull up here, and most of the time, it's just a mistake.  People do not realize they have a sticker on the back for whoever they're going to vote for.  But it's something we really watch closely," said Curtis.

Meanwhile, in Pulaski County, we have received calls throughout the day about two hour waits at the Dee Brown and McMath Library voting sites.

That wasn't the case at the Main Polling site downtown, where we found DeAnn Robinson.

"I parked at 12 o'clock, and it took maybe 10 minutes.  It was great.  I really enjoyed it. So, I thought it was excellent," she told us.

Back in Saline County, with officers on-hand, things were operating like a well-oiled machine.  That poling location was surpassing expectations already.

Curtis said you can expect that level of security the next two weeks and on through election day. 

 

To help speed up your voting experience:

1. Bring your I.D. If you registered after 2003, or submitted your I.D. by mail, then, you should be fine. But just to be safe, bring it anyway.

2. Don't wear campaign stickers or clothing, and don't park cars with campaign stickers within 100 feet of polling sites.

3. Vote early. Check your voting site and their hours. Most are open 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. on weekdays and 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Saturday.


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