More than 2,500 Faulkner County residents voted in the first week of early voting.

Faulkner County Election Coordinator Teresa Horton said 2,573 people during the first six days.

Early voting continues from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. May 14-18; from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 19; and from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday, May 21. Faulkner County residents can vote early during those times at any of the six open vote centers, regardless of their address — Faulkner County Courthouse, Faulkner County Library, McGee Sports Center, Mayflower City Hall, Vilonia First Baptist Church and Greenbrier City Events Center.

Betty Beasley, who voted Monday alongside her husband Rodney at the library, said they love the convenience of voting early.

"We think early voting is the best way," she said.

She said she and Rodney have been married 52 years and the couple has gone together to vote "as long as I can remember."

Betty said everyone who can vote, should.

"People should vote every time there's an election," she said. "It's terrible when people miss an opportunity to vote."

Polls will be open from 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Election Day, May 22, at 20 vote centers across the county including:

• Bethlehem Baptist Church.

• Don Owen Sports Complex in Conway.

• Copperas Springs Baptist Church.

• Damascus (Old) City Hall.

• Enders Community Center.

• Friendship Baptist Church.

• Grace United Methodist Church.

• Greenbrier City Events Center.

• Holland City Hall.

• Mayflower City Hall.

• McGee Sports Center.

• Mt. Gale Baptist Church.

• Mt. Vernon Baptist Church.

• Naylor United Methodist Church.

• Peace Lutheran Church.

• Pickles Gap Baptist Church.

• Springhill Baptist Church.

• True Holiness Saints Center.

• Vilonia First Baptist Church.

• Wooster First Baptist Church.

In the event of a runoff, early voting will be conducted from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays June 12-18 and from 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. on June 19.

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