The election commission will discuss closing some of the county’s 26 vote centers during its meeting at 6 p.m. Jan. 8 in Courtroom A of the Faulkner County Courthouse.

The public is encouraged to attend and give input.

Commission Chair Paul Foster said less than 200 votes were counted at some of the vote centers.

“In the primary and general elections [of 2016], there are approximately eight vote centers that have hardly anybody in them, so that’s not cost effective,” he said. “If we could eliminate some of these small vote centers, we could save money and assign two poll workers to the larger centers.”

County Attorney David Hogue said that in order for the commission to approve closing a vote center, the vote would have to be unanimous.

Ronnie Hall, the Democratic commissioner, said he is against the idea.

“I am not moved to close any vote centers that we’ve got,” he said.