Early Voting Begins For Arkansas General Election

Oct 24, 2016

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Early voting is beginning for Arkansas' general election, though the fate of a medical marijuana proposal being challenged before the state's highest court still remains unclear.

Voters can cast ballots early starting Monday for the Nov. 8 election, which includes the presidential election and U.S. Senate race between Republican Sen. John Boozman and Democratic challenger Conner Eldridge. The secretary of state's office is estimating potentially 70 percent of Arkansas' 1.7 million voters will cast a ballot in the election.

The ballot will include two competing medical marijuana measures, though the state Supreme Court is considering a lawsuit challenging one. If the measure is disqualified, election officials will be ordered to not count any votes cast for it.