Residents have two more days to vote early in the annual school election.
Faulkner County Clerk Margaret Darter said that 305 people had voted early when the polls closed Thursday.
Early voting continues from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday and Monday at the Faulkner County Courthouse or the Greenbrier Event Center.
“The only contested races are with Greenbrier and Mt. Vernon-Enola School Districts,” Election Coordinator Teresa Horton said.
Polls will be open from 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Election Day, May 21, at the Greenbrier Event Center and Mt. Vernon First Baptist Church.
Tonya Hammontree — current vice president on the Greenbrier school board — faces Sherie Cochran for the Position 1 seat.
Tammy Sublett, current member of the Mt. Vernon-Enola school board and secretary for the school district, is vying against Ron Ussery for the Zone 3, At-Large seat on the board.
Scott Champlin and Trip Leach, both currently serving on the Conway School Board, are running unopposed.
Vilonia’s Tim Nolan, Ed Sellers and Gina L. McNew are all running unopposed for their respective seats for the Vilonia Board of Education. Ashley Ealy is running unopposed for Guy-Perkins; and Pat Raney is running unopposed for Mayflower.
The event center is at 5 Lois Lane in Greenbrier and the church is at 5 Garland Springs Road in Mt. Vernon.
During the Arkansas General Assembly’s 2017 session, it passed a bill switching the date of the annual school election, which was previously conducted in September, to either May or November. School districts were given the choice. In Faulkner County, all six districts — Conway, Greenbrier, Guy-Perkins, Mt. Vernon-Enola, Mayflower and Vilonia — chose May.
For more information about the election, visit http://www.faulknercounty.org/votefaulkner.com.