MAY 18, 2004 - Posted at 5:50 p.m. CDT
JONESBORO, AR - Overall voter turnout in Arkansas appears to be on pace to fulfill projections of a light turnout in elections today. But some counties, including Craighead, have tight local races that apparently helped bring voters to the polls.
In Craighead County, election commissioner Benton Smith said Democratic primaries feature a four-way sheriff's race and a county judge race that's a rematch. He said the combination prompted the highest turnout ever for early and absentee voting and good election-day participation. Smith said voting today actually looks to be a bit on the heavy side.