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ELECTION 2022 | Over 700 ballots cast in Miller County runoff races

by Andrew Bell | June 17, 2022 at 10:00 p.m.
Miller County Sheriff's deputies Wayne Easley, left, and Stephen Ward are back on the ballot in a runoff race for sheriff. Early voting ends Monday, June 20, 2022. The runoff election is June 21. (Submitted photos)

TEXARKANA, Ark. -- Over 700 voters have cast ballots for runoff elections to determine Miller County's chief law enforcement officer and District 7 Justice of Peace since early voting started on Tuesday.

As of Friday afternoon, a combined total of 745 people had voted in the sheriff's race between Stephen D. Ward and Wayne Easley, as well as the District 7 JP race between Roy Pitt and James Syler.

Debra Jackson, marriage deputy clerk, said there have been about 200 voters each day.

There is no early voting on Saturday. Voters can cast ballots from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday at the American Legion, 525 E. Broad St. Election day is Tuesday.

Ward and Easley were the top two vote-getters in the May 24 primary election. The sheriff's deputies shared the field with fellow Republican and Chief Deputy Mark Lewis, who received 1,506 votes, or 29% of the 5,034 ballots cast in the sheriff's race.

Sheriff Jackie Runion did not seek reelection.

Ward received 1,901 (38%) votes, and Easley came in second with 1,627 (32%) ballots.

No Democrat is running for sheriff, so the race will be decided in the runoff.

Jackson said official results will be available June 28.

On election day, polls will be open from 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Voting locations are:

• Bridging the Gap church, 209 E. 14th St.

• Central Baptist Church, 211 E. 35th St.

• Christ United Methodist Church, 5204 S. Rondo Road,

• Cornerstone Baptist Church, 3900 Union Road

• Hickory Street Baptist Church, 2923 Hickory St.

• Highland Church of Christ, 1705 Highland Ave.

• Legacy Baptist Church, 70 Miller County Road 289

• Pillars & Plants, 1101 Couch

• Rondo United Methodist Church, 2325 N. Rondo Road

• Sugar Hill Methodist Church, 1621 Sugar Hill Road

• Doddridge Community Center, 189 Miller County Road 201, Doddridge

• Garland City Hall, 104 Fifth St., Garland

• Stanley Davis Community Center, 203 E. Redcut Road, Fouke

For more election information, call the Miller County Clerk's office at 870-774-1501 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday.

  photo  Roy Pitt and James Syler are in a runoff for Miller County Justice of the Peace, District 7. The election is Tuesday, June 21, 2022. (Submitted photos)

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