Saline County Clerk Doug Curtis reported that the first day of early voting in the Republican preferential primary runoff election brought some surprises.
"I was predicting a low voter turnout, but it looks like I was wrong," Curtis said. "And this is one time I'm thrilled to be wrong."
The total who voted Tuesday came to 1,073, Curtis said.
Of that number, 677 cast ballots at the Vote Here Building in Benton; 170 at Grace Church in Bryant; 196 at Summit Bank in Hot Springs Village; and 30 at the East End Fire Station.
Early voting is continuing today, Curtis noted.
Bryant First United Methodist Church is set to host the first annual Saline County Health & Wellness Fair on Saturday, June 14 at 508 N. Reynolds road in the church's Family Life Center from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
The event is free and more than 30 exhibitors are currently scheduled to participate. Onsite screenings for blood pressure, cholesterol, prostate cancer PSAs, weight, body mass index, glucose, as well as mental health needs.