LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Early voting is slated to start on a proposal to renew a $575 million bond issue to pay for interstate improvements in Arkansas.
Early voting starts Tuesday ahead of a Nov. 8 special election.
Secretary of State Mark Martin hasn't offered a prediction on how many of the state's nearly 1.54 million registered voters will cast a ballot in the Nov. 8 special election, or the early voting leading up to it.
The $575 million bond issue is part of a scaled-back part of a plan lawmakers approved this year to tackle billions of dollars in unfunded highway needs across Arkansas.
A recent University of Arkansas poll showed strong support for the proposal. Sixty-three percent of those surveyed said they supported the proposal, while only 28 percent opposed it.
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