Voting begins for local runoff elections

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FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) – Several local races are still battling it out in a runoff election.

Voters in Washington County were able to vote at the courthouse following the closure of the second polling location in Springdale.

The Washington County Election Commission decided to close the Oak Grove Baptist Church after two poll workers tested positive for COVID-19.

This increased safety concerns for Washington County, as well as Benton County, during its runoff.

“As far as a burden for making it happen, we’ve just found a system that really works and it’s really not been an issue at all. We’ve had to supply a few extra people at the polls right now than we normally would, just for cleaning purposes but other than that, we’re doing okay,” Election Coordinator Kim Dennison said.

Here are the races being voted on in Washington County:
Fayetteville – voters will be deciding on a city council member for Ward 1
Springdale – all residents will be voting on a Ward 4 city council member
Benton County – voters will decide council member seats in Bentonville, Centerton, Lowell, and Springdale which is located in both counties.

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