Early voting total tops 300 in first four days
Early voting has been brisk in Carroll County, and county election coordinator Sherry Cochrane said there have been no issues.
Registered voters can utilize early voting to cast their ballots in the May 22 preferential primary and non-partisan judicial and school elections.
Early voting is held at the Carroll County Clerk’s office in the Eastern District Courthouse in Berryville and the Western District Courthouse in Eureka Springs.
Early voting hours are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday through Saturday, May 19 and from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, May 21.Voters will need to bring photo identification and should let poll workers know if their address has changed since they last voted.
As of 4 p.m. Thursday afternoon, Cochrane said 341 people had voted, with 241 casting ballots in Berryville and 100 in Eureka Springs. More than two-thirds of those voters, 233, cast their ballots in the Republican primary, with 98 voting in the Democratic primary and 10 voting on the non-partisan judicial race for a seat on the state Supreme Court.
The Republican primary includes contested races for county judge, county sheriff and two state Senate seats as well as a contested gubernatorial race, among others. On the Democratic side, the only contested county-wide primary race is for county clerk.