Early voting numbers in area looking strong

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Early voting seems to be “catching on” in Arkansas as the percentage of early votes is increasing with each passing year.

As of Friday, Oct. 26, Stone County already had 1,018 eligible voters cast their ballot; Izard County had 733; and Independence County had 2,099 early votes.

Independence County has regularly cast well over fifty percent of its vote early, according to Independence County Clerk Tracy Mitchell — and as predicted — might cast sixty-four percent early this year.

Mitchell said part of the reason some people do not early vote is some people think they have to have a reason to early vote — like one does when voting absentee.

“We just explain to those voters there is no form to fill out,” said Mitchell. “It is just like voting on election day except it is done earlier.”

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