Early voting starts today for JP Dist. 7 runoff

Marconi, Watkins contend for Quorum Court seat March 22

By Ralph Hardin ralphhardin@gmail.com

A handful of Crittenden County voters still have some voting to do. Voters in Quorum Court District 7, which includes parts of West Memphis, as well as Anthonyville, Edmondson and Horseshoe Lake, will have an opportunity to head back to the polls to decide a winner for the Quorum Court Justice of the Peace position in District 7. The runoff election is scheduled for Tuesday, March 22. The two run-off candidates for the JP 7 position are Ronald Marconi and Kyle K Watkins. On election night, March 1, Watkins outpolled the incumbent Marconi, 128-127, with third candidate John Moore receiving 60 votes. Moore will be off the ballot for the runoff. Election Day voting hours will be 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. The results will be counted at the Election Commission Office, located in the County Annex Building next to the County Courthouse in Marion, starting at 7:30 p.m. Additionally, there will be a week of early voting. Early voting begins today, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., at the Crittenden County Courthouse, and continues daily through Monday, March 21. The polling sites which will be open for this election on Election Day are as follows: Anthonyville Baptist Church, 9161 Hwy. 147 S., Anthonyville; Bond’s Marine, 15263 Hwy. 147, Horseshoe Lake; Eugene Woods Civic Center, 228 Polk Ave., West Memphis; Edmondson City Hall, 61 Waterford St., Edmondson; Horseshoe Lake City Hall, 174 Highland Dr., Horseshoe Lake; West Memphis High School Arena, 501 W. Broadway, West Memphis.

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