With Election Day a little over two weeks from now, voters can now cast ballots in Greene County and in the state of Arkansas as early voting began Monday.
Greene County Clerk Phyllis Rhynes said early voting has gone good so far in the county. According to published reports, the Arkansas Secretary of State’s office expects about 900,000 Arkansans to cast ballots between now and Nov. 8 with federal, state, legislative, county, city and school board races on the ballot.
Rhynes agreed that the numbers to vote statewide could be between 50 and 55 percent of the state’s nearly 1.7 million registered voters, which is about normal for an off-year election.
As for Greene County, Rhynes reminded voters to make sure they have their identification before heading to the polls and encouraged them to participate in the process.
Early voting started Monday and goes until Nov. 7. at the Greene County Fairgrounds Commercial Building.
The polls for early voting will be open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Nov. 7.
Polling places on Nov. 8
The following polling places will be open on Nov. 8. Rhynes said people will be able to vote at any of the following locations.
Center Hill Church of Christ, 4904 Walcott Road, Paragould.
Delaplaine Baptist Church, 354 Toler Road, Delaplaine.
Finch Community Building, 72 Highway 351, Paragould.
Greene County Fairgrounds, Community Building in Paragould.
Lafe-St. John’s Lutheran Church, 11530 Highway 135 North, Lafe.
Marmaduke Community Center, 307 West Mill Street, Marmaduke.
Oak Grove Community Center, 85 Kimberly Street, Oak Grove.
Paragould Community Center, 3404 Linwood Drive, Paragould.
Western Greene County Fire District Station, 123 Highway 141 North, Walcott.
Polls on Nov. 8 will be open from 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
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