Early Voting Begins for NWA Runoff Election


NORTHWEST ARKANSAS, Ark. (KNWA) — Early voting for runoff elections in Northwest Arkansas began Tuesday.

Voters will decide who will fill a total of four seats in Washington County, and six seats in Benton County.

The Benton County Clerk’s Office this is one of two places where you can early vote in the runoff election.

In Benton County, six positions are still open — including the hotly contested Bentonville mayoral race between candidates Jim Webb and Stephanie Orman.

Other races include the Cave Springs mayoral race, and city council seats in both Cave Springs and Bella Vista.

Today was the last day to mail absentee ballots, but you can still request the ballot and have someone pick it up for you.

“Runoff elections tend to be low turnout, so it’s as true now as ever that every single vote will count,” Benton County Chief Deputy Clerk Betsy Harrell said.

Harrell says each vote will be carefully counted and a check list will be used to make sure there are no issues in this runoff.

You can cast your vote at the County Clerk’s Office in Bentonville or Rogers this week between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

Early voting will run through December 3 and Election Day is December 4.

The Benton County Clerk’s Office say 609 people have cast early votes so far.

In Washington County, 156 people have cast early votes as of Tuesday.

Click HERE for more information on the Benton County runoff election, including polling locations.

Click HERE for more information on the Washington County runoff election.

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