Early voting turnout for District 21 race

[if gte mso 9]>

[if gte mso 9]> Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - It was quite the turn out on the last day of early voting at the Craighead County Annex. Several people went to cast their vote for the vacant State Senate District 21 position.

County Clerk, Kade Holliday, said this special election has been a popular one for many reasons.

"We've been steady and have had a strong turn out for a special election," said Holliday. "This special election has had a lot of press and media coverage."

Holliday said they've had anywhere from 300 to 400 voters show up each day since early voting started.

"We've probably had around 2,500 people that came through early voting," said Holliday.

Holliday said given the circumstances with former Senator Bookout, it's really captured the voter's attention.

"It was a hot topic there for quite awhile," said Holliday.

With seven candidates eager to fill the vacant position, that too has brought in a large crowd.

"There are four Democrats and three Republicans, so that has really gotten voters to come out," said Holliday.

Holliday told Region 8 News that from Oct.1 to Oct.7, 2,664 people came out for early voting. The Democrats took 1,178 of those votes and 1,486 went to the Republican party.

Copyright 2013 KAIT. All rights reserved.