SEBASTIAN COUNTY, Ark. (KNWA) — Early voting has begun for several races in our area.
The first race is for the Sebastian County District 8 Senate seat which was vacated by Jake Files, who is in federal prison for several charges including wire fraud.
The two candidates in this race are republican Frank Glidewell and libertarian William Hyman.
The winner of this race will hold the seat until November.
Early voting ends on Aug. 13.
Early voting has also started for the next mayor of Fort Smith.
Three men — George McGill, Russell Wayne Haver and Luis Andrade — are vying for the title.
Current Mayor Sandy Sanders announced earlier this year that he won’t seek another re-election.
If a clear winner isn’t chosen in the primary, the top two candidates will run again in November.