Early voting for the for the Nov. 3 general election began today.

Races on the ballot include local elections, and state and federal positions, including for President of the United States.

Those in Ashley County who wish to early vote may do so at the Ashley County Clerk’s office at 205 E. Jefferson St., in Hamburg or at the Crossett Community Center next to Centennial Park on West Second Avenue.

Early voting is 8 to 6 Monday to Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays from Oct. 19 to Nov. 2.

When voting opened Monday, some residents jumped at the opportunity to get their ballots in ahead of Election Day.

“We had a line out to the road in Hamburg,” Assistant County Clerk Wanda Rush said.

In Crossett, by 11:45 a.m. Monday, 197 ballots had been cast.

Any person who is a citizen of the United States, at least 18 years of age before the election, with a valid ID, and registered to vote in Ashley County may vote. 

Citizens may vote by mail, using an absentee ballot. An absentee ballot may be obtained from the County Clerk’s office, by mail, in person, or through a designated agent. Completed and mailed absentee ballots must reach the County Clerk’s Office by 7:30 pm on Election Day.

The deadline to obtain an absentee ballot is Oct. 27. Early voting will close at 5 p.m. on Nov. 2

The polls on Election Day are open from 7:30 am to 7:30 pm.

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