Early Voting Reaches Nearly 26,000 In Pulaski County

Feb 29, 2016

Credit Sarah-Koditschek / KUAR

Nearly 26,000 Pulaski County residents have voted early this primary election. Arkansas is one of several states voting in tomorrow’s Super Tuesday primary. 

A continuous line of around 200 voters filed out of the polling place on Markham Street in Downtown Little Rock around noon Monday. KUAR spoke with resident Jim Miles who said he is especially concerned about outside spending in judicial races. 

"I would like for us to go an appointed judge system instead of an election,” he said. “I think the election this year has corrupted our election process for judges." He added he does not think any money should come into politics “that doesn't have a signature.” 

South Little Rock resident Latoya Hunter said she is focused on the presidential election, and generally doesn’t miss the chance to vote. 

"I think my vote counts, I think everyone's vote should count," she said.

"I feel like this is an opportunity that my ancestors made for me, and it would be crazy for me not to take advantage of it.” 

Hunter said she’s a swing voter who is leaning Democratic this year, toward Hillary Clinton. She said she likes Clinton’s focus on education and her plan to fund historically black colleges.

On Tuesday, residents will be choosing a new state Supreme Court chief justice, along with a presidential primary hopeful.