Early voting for two special elections in Faulkner County starts Tuesday.

The city of Greenbrier has proposed a three-eighths of 1 percent (0.375 percent) sales and use tax increase to help fund the bonds for the new fire department along with financing park facilities.

Arkansas State Senate District 29, which encompasses a portion of Vilonia, became vacant when Sen. Eddie Joe Williams resigned to serve as President Donald Trump’s representative to the Southern States Energy Board.

The state will hold a special election to fill the vacancy.

Democrat Steven McNeely is running unopposed in the primary. Republicans Jim Coy and Ricky Hill are vying for the Republican nomination. McNeely will face the winner in a special general election May 22.

Voters in either election can cast their ballots from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays Tuesday through Feb. 12 at the Faulkner County Courthouse. Greenbrier voters may also vote early from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays through Feb. 12 at the Greenbrier City Event Center.

Polls will be open from 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Election Day, Feb. 13 at the Vilonia First Baptist Church for the Senate primary election and at the Greenbrier City Event Center for the city’s tax election.

The Log Cabin Democrat will post results as they become available Feb. 13 at thecabin.net.