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Polls open in Arkansas primary runoff

Posted: June 10, 2014 at 7:58 a.m.
Updated: June 10, 2014 at 8:04 a.m.

A voter casts a ballot Tuesday morning at Fire Station No. 10 in Little Rock's Heights neighborhood.

Polls are now open for Arkansas voters to cast ballots in a handful of primary runoff contests.

Polls are open from 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. The only statewide race on the ballot is the Republican runoff for attorney general between Leslie Rutledge and David Sterling. The winner will face Democratic state Rep. Nate Steel and Libertarian nominee Aaron Cash in November.

A light turnout is likely Tuesday, with about 3 or 4 percent of the state's 1.6 million registered voters expected to cast ballots.

Turnout was light as polls opened in Little Rock. At Fire Station No. 10 in the Heights, where more than a dozen people were in line last month when polls opened for the May 20 primary election, only seven ballots were cast in the first half hour Tuesday.

The other high-profile contest is a GOP runoff for a state Senate seat in north Arkansas. Scott Flippo and state Rep. John Burris are both vying for their party's nomination.

Tuesday's election also features a Democratic runoff for a southeast Arkansas House seat.

Information for this article was contributed by Gavin Lesnick of Arkansas Online and by The Associated Press.

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