More than 4,100 Arkansans have cast a ballot on the first day of early voting in the state’s primary and nonpartisan judicial election. As of the close of early voting on Monday, 276 people had voted in Jefferson County, according to the Jefferson County Clerk’s Office.
Early voting for the May 22 election opened Monday, days after the state Supreme Court said officials can enforce a voter ID law that a judge declared unconstitutional. It’ll run through May 21.
The state Supreme Court last week halted a Pulaski County judge’s decision that had prevented Arkansas from enforcing a 2017 law that required voters to show photo identification before voting. The judge had ruled the effort to reinstate a 2013 voter ID law that had been struck down was unconstitutional.
The election has been dominated in recent days by six-figure television ad buys by outside groups in a state Supreme Court race.