LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) — Governor Hutchinson announced the date of a special election that will be held to fill the vacancy in the office of State Senator for District 7.
According to the proclamation, the special election will be held on Tuesday, February 8. A primary election for all eligible political parties will be held on December 14.
A special election was called after State Senator Lance Eads resigned from his position on October 28.
The period for filing for candidates begins at noon on November 15 and will end at noon on November 22.
The results of the special election will be certified by the county boards of election commissioners on or before Friday, February 18, according to the proclamation.
District 7 includes Springdale, Johnson, Goshen, and Elkins.