Arkansans can cast early votes starting this week

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Arkansans can begin casting their votes this week ahead of the May 22 primary and non-partisan judicial election.

Early voting begins Monday in the primary that's been focused more on regional matchups than national or state contests.

Secretary of State Mark Martin predicts that about 30% of Arkansas' 1.5 million registered voters will cast a ballot in this year's primary. More than a quarter of the votes in the 2010 primary were cast early.

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