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More Arkansans voted early than in 2014

Polling places this year saw more early voters than they did in 2014 according to the Arkansas Secretary of State’s Office.

Early voting is officially over, but polls re-open on Tuesday at 7:30 a.m. for Election Day.

Polling places this year saw more early voters than they did in 2014 according to the Arkansas Secretary of State’s Office.

The SOS spokesman told KATV, as of Monday morning 398,460 cast their ballots early, along with 20,515 who sent in their absentee ballot.

Despite Monday’s wet weather conditions, rain didn’t stop Saline County voters from casting their vote early. A poll worker said the location on Main Street in Benton saw more than 10,000 voters come through the doors since early voting started.

"All of these issues that were voting for affect us...if you have an opinion about anything to do with politics then you need to vote or you shouldn't have an opinion,” said Hayley Helsham.

“There are lots of very important things that we have to decide as a country and I feel like we really need to be more united than we are, but that means we just have to be heard individually,” said Sheila Woodall.

Four years ago, according to the SOS office, 357,086 Arkansans cast their ballot early.

"If you don't know who you're electing…at least vote on the issues,” said Dane McNeil.

"So the people can be heard and get their way because it's for the people of the people,” said Billy Freeman.

Polling places open from 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, to check out your polling location for Election Day, click here.

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