Early Voting Begins Today in Arkansas

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Arkansas election officials expect voter turnout to reach record numbers in next month's presidential election. Early voting begins today for the November 4th election.

Secretary of State Charlie Daniels says he's seen a jump in voter registration over the past year and that indicates an excitement about the presidential race. Daniels says he expects between 65 and 70 percent of the state's 1.68 million registered voters to cast ballots in the election.

If his prediction turns out to be accurate, that would make voter turnout the highest it's been since 1992, when then-Governor Bill Clinton ran for the White House. More than 72 percent of Arkansas voters went to the polls that year. Clinton won and went on to win a second term.

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