Brisk business reported at Ark. polling locations

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LITTLE ROCK (AP) - Interest appears strong in Tuesday's general election in Arkansas. While it doesn't have specific figures yet, the Secretary of State's office says it is hearing of high turnout in a number of locations.

At Cabot, voters crowded into the Community Center to cast ballots for president, a congressional race and three ballot issues, including one to legalize the use of marijuana by people with certain medical conditions.

Arkansas has 1.6 million registered voters. State officials expected more than a million of them to vote.

In the early-voting period, more than 465,000 people voted - a figure higher than the totals from 2008 and 2010.

Polls are open until 7:30 p.m. People in line at that hour will be allowed to stay in the queue and vote.

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