The first day of early voting in the annual school election drew only 11 voters.
All early voting is taking place at the "Vote Here" election center located on North Main Street in Benton, across the street from the Saline County Courthouse.
Early voting is continuing today through Friday and will be available again on Monday, Sept. 15.
The early voting site is open each day from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
On Election Day, Sept. 16, all voting must be done at the various polling sites.
Benton Police Department
â€¢A man in Roland reported a check was stolen from his mailbox and used to make purchases at Walmart.
â€¢A woman on Ridgecrest Cove reported the theft of a handgun from her vehicle.
â€¢An employee at Walmart reported an individual stole a drill.
â€¢John Maher, 41, of Benton was arrested on Fifth Street and charged with theft of property. He also is named in two outstanding warrants.
â€¢An employee at Dollar General on Edison Avenue reported receiving a counterfeit $10 bill.
â€¢A man on King Road reported seeing a suspicious person.
Saline County Sheriff's Office