Early voting to start in Ark. special election

JONESBORO (AP) - Early voting is set to begin to fill a vacant state Senate seat from northeast Arkansas.

Early voting begins Tuesday in the race between Democrat Steve Rockwell and Republican John Cooper for the District 21 state Senate seat left vacant by the resignation of former Sen. Paul Bookout. Bookout resigned in August after the state Ethics Commission found that he had spent money from his re-election bid on clothing, home theater equipment and dozens of other personal items.

The election is scheduled for Jan. 14.

The Jonesboro Sun reports that early voting will be available through Jan. 13 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Craighead County Election Annex in Jonesboro and at the courthouse in Lake City.

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