WASHINGTON COUNTY, Ark. (KFTA) — Tuesday (February 18) is the first day to vote early in the March primary election.
Director of elections for Washington County, Jennifer Price said a lot of preparation went into getting the polls ready.
Election day is March 3, so voters have two weeks to cast their ballots.
Price said early voting has several benefits, including convenience and keeping lines shorter on election day.
“If someone sees a really long line, they may not be willing to wait in line to cast a ballot,” Price said. “That’s why we encourage everyone to take that opportunity to early vote.”
Arkansas is an open primary state, meaning voters are not required to be registered with any political party to vote in that party’s primary election.
You will be asked to present a photo ID before being allowed to cast a ballot.
Arkansas is one of the Super Tuesday states, along with Alabama, California, Colorado, Maine, Massachusetts, Minnesota, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, and Virginia.
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