Arkansas nearly doubles 2016’s week one early vote count for 2020 election

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — According to Arkansas’s Secretary of State John Thurston, the state saw over 412,000 early votes cast in week one for the 2020 election.

The result is a total of 58.6 million ballots cast so far, more than the 58 million that The Associated Press logged as being cast through the mail or at in-person early voting sites in 2016.

Arkansas’s early vote total through week one in 2016 was only 262,266, meaning the state has nearly doubled the early vote count for this election.