Officials Report Voting Going Smoothly in Runoff Balloting

JUNE 13, 2006 - Posted at 4:17 p.m. CST

LITTLE ROCK, AR - Officials say there have been no reports of hitches in voting for today's primary runoff.

Secretary of State Charlie Daniels spokeswoman Natasha Naragon says the office has received no reports of malfunctioning equipment or other problems that could interfere with voters casting their ballots.

Eight counties in the state opted against using electronic voting machines because they could not iron out problems that surfaced during the primary last month.  Desha, Garland, Jefferson, Lonoke, Phillips, Pope, Pulaski and Searcy counties are using paper ballots today.

A light turnout is expected.

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