Early voting begins for May 22 Primary

Updated: May 11, 2018

By Quinton Bagley

Little River News

Early voting is underway for all of Little River County. Early voting began Monday, May 7.

The voting place at the new Little River County Election Center, west of the courthouse, will be open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day except for Saturdays May 12 and May 19 when hours will be 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and on Monday, May 21, the last day to vote early, when hours will be 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

On election day, polls will be open from 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Voters may choose either Democratic, Republican or Nonpartisan ballot.

There have been some changes in voting places since the last General Election. Those sites which will remain unchanged are: Arden Richmond, Ashdown Ward I, Franklin, Johnson and Wallace/Richland. Changes include the following: Ashdown Wards II, III and Jefferson will vote at the Little River County Election Center located west of the courthouse. Foreman Wards I, II, III and Jackson will vote at the Foreman Baptist Church. Cleveland, Lick Creek and Burke will vote at the Wilton Baptist Church. Arkinda, Cerregordo, Jewell and Little River will vote at the Crossroads Church.

Voter ID

Voters will be required to provide a photo identification card such as a driver’s license, concealed handgun license, passport, military ID student or employee ID from a school, public assistance ID with photograph, or a voter ID card issued by the county clerk.

An Arkansas judge’s recent decision that blocks the photo ID requirement on grounds of being unconstitutional is under appeal.

Persons who have had a name or address change should contact the county clerk, (870) 898-7208, to update their information.

The clerk can also provide correct voting site.