Friday, April 30, 2010

Early Voting News Release

Early voting begins Monday, May 3, and will continue through Monday, May 17., the day before the May 18 primary election.

In most Arkansas counties, residents can vote early at the county clerk's office. Some counties have early voting in other locations, and local media outlets announce those locations.

Senator Larry Teague strongly encourages his constituents to vote in the upcoming primary election.

"Voting is how people make their voices heard and believe me, when people vote the people in government listen," Teague said.

You can vote early from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Monday through Friday, and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the two Saturdays during the early voting period.

On Monday, May 17, the day before election day, early voting ends at 5 p.m.

On Tuesday, May 18, polling places will be open from 7:30 a.m. to 7: 30 p.m.

"I've heard all sorts of reasons why people wanted to vote early," Teague said. "Vacations, business trips, field trips. One lady was pregnant and her due date was election day, so she went ahead and voted early to make sure her vote got counted."

"It doesn't matter why you want to vote early - you don't need a reason at all. It is your right as a citizen and when you go in to vote early, nobody at the clerk's office will ask you for a reason," Teague said.

"The experts predict voter turnout will be 30 to 35 percent, and I'm hoping we do a whole lot better than that," Teague said.

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