Got this from the Arkansas Secretary of State’s office just now:
Secretary Daniels Reminds Arkansans to Vote Today
Over 400,000 early and absentee ballots have already been cast statewide
LITTLE ROCK, AR—Secretary of State Charlie Daniels today reminded Arkansans who have not already voted early or absentee that today is the last day to cast a ballot in the General Election and Nonpartisan Judicial Runoff.
A record number of Arkansans turned out to vote early this year with over 375,000 ballots cast early and over 30,000 absentee ballots returned. The combined total of over 400,000 breaks the previous statewide early and absentee record total from 2004 of 345,079
Give the record number of voters who’ve already turned out, a notice like that, while appreciated, probably isn’t necessary. Quite simply, there’s a ton of folks who have voted or are voting in this election. We’re looking at turnout records aplenty today.
My wife and I arrived at our local North Little Rock polling site at 6:45 a.m. to find 40 folks already in line. By the time 7:30 a.m. rolled around, that number looked to have tripled. But being there early paid off. We were done by 8:10 a.m., including the few minutes Laura filled out an exit poll for the media.
A report on voting in Northwest Arkansas today. “Smooth,” “heavy,” like I like my coffee.