Arkansas AG won't appear on his home county's ballot

LITTLE ROCK, AR (AP) - Even though he's running unopposed, Attorney General Dustin McDaniel won't win a single vote in his home county in this month's primary election.

McDaniel's name was left off the ballot for the May 18 primary. The attorney general said his wife noticed when they cast their ballots in Jonesboro during early voting Tuesday.

The chairman of the Craighead County Election Commission said the Secretary of State's office didn't include McDaniel's name on its list of certified candidates sent to the county. McDaniel is a Democrat who is unopposed in the primary and in the November general election.

The election commission voted Wednesday to leave the ballots as is since McDaniel is unopposed and because of the cost of printing new ballots. McDaniel said he didn't want to incur any additional costs for the state or county.

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