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Early voting for special election starts today


Voters will be filling vacant seat on West Memphis City Council While 2021 is technically an “off” year in the election cycle, voters in West Memphis will have the opportunity to head to the polls in to elect a representative on the West Memphis City Council.

The Crittenden County Board of Election Commissioners is holding a special election next week and voters in parts of West Memphis will be able to cast their ballots to fill the vacated Ward 2-1 position left empty when longtime Councilman James Pulliaum stepped down to assume his new role as City Clerk. Pulliaum was elected to that post in November 2020 and was sworn in on Jan. 1. The council opted to hold a special election to fill the seat.

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Dr. Gheric Bruce

Justin Stokes ELECTION (cont.)

The election will be held on April 13, at the Eugene Woods Civic Center in West Memphis. Polls will be open from 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Early Voting begins today and voters will not have to make a trip to the courthouse in Marion to vote.

All early voting will also take place at the Eugene Woods Civic Center. Early and absentee voting runs through April 12. Early voting hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. There will be no voting on the weekend.

On the ballot to fill the West Memphis City Council Ward 2, Seat 1 position are Justin Stokes and Dr. Gheric Bruce. The winner will fill the remainder of Pulliaum’s term, which is set to expire on Dec. 31, 2022. The new council member will also be eligible to seek re-election

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