In an attempt to "bring the election to the people," the number of early voting sites for the primary elections has expanded to five throughout Faulkner County, which will start May 7 and run through May 18.
"We are doing everything we can to make it more convenient for everyone in Faulkner County," said Election Commissioner Frank Shaw. "We hope this can give many more people an easier chance to cast their ballots."
In addition to the Faulkner County Courthouse, which will also have early voting on May 19 and 21, off-site early voting locations include the Faulkner County Library on 1900 Tyler St. in Conway, the Greenbrier City Events Center on 5 Louise Ln. in Greenbrier, First Baptist Church of Vilonia on 1206 Main St. in Vilonia and Mayflower City Hall on 2 Ashmore Dr. in Mayflower.
All off-site locations will have the same hours of operation, which are 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Saturday from May 7-18.
The courthouse will have hours of 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. both Saturdays. The courthouse will also be open from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Monday, May 21.
Shaw said that Arkansas is one of the few states to not require identification to vote. A worker must ask for identification, but if a voter cannot provide one, they can still vote, but the vote is listed as one without identification. He also reminded voters that it is a crime to vote multiple times or to vote under someone else’s name.
The preferential primary election and nonpartisan judicial election is May 22.