In less than three weeks, early voting for Lonoke County’s 2018 Preferential Primary Election will be underway.


Local candidates for the Preferential Primary Election May 22 include:


Senate District 29: Ricky Hill (R); Steven McNeely (D)


County Tax Collector: Lynn Weeks Clarke (R); Therese L. O’Donnell, County Collector (R)


County Assessor: Donna Pedersen (R); Teresa Williams Cruise (R); Cleta Hardy (R)


Coroner: Carla Horton (R); James Pearson (R)


County Clerk: Dawn Porterfield, County Clerk (R); Courtney Ruble (R)


Justice of the Peace - District 8: Tate House (R); Billy L. Gilliam (R)


Prairie Twp. Constable: Shay Cornwell (R); Steve Rich (R)


Mayor of England: David (Butch) House (D); Dudley R. Webb, Jr. (D)


Mayor of Lonoke: Jim Bailey (D); Wayne McGee (D)


Cabot School Board, Position 5: Pam Clem (Unopposed)


Lonoke School Board, Zone 1, Position 3: Chad Gentry (Unopposed)


Early voting for will be May 7 - 21 in Cabot and Lonoke. Hours are Monday - Friday, 8 a.m to 6 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on May 21. Polling sites will be at the Cabot Library, 909 West Main Street, Cabot and Lonoke Community Center, 1344 West Front St., Lonoke.


In addition, early voting will be held for one week in Ward, England and Carlisle, May 14 - 21 Polling sites will be open from 8 a.m to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on May 21. Polling sites are located at the Ward Chamber of Commerce, 80 W. Second St, Ward, the England Fitness Center, 107 Valley View Dr., England and the Carlisle Civic Center, 215 South Court St., Carlisle.


On the May 22 election day, the following polling sites will be open from 7:30 a.m. until 7:30 p.m:


Austin City / Caroline Twp. - Austin City Hall, Hwy. 367 North, Austin


Butler Twp.- Greenwood Fellowship Hall, 11230 Hwy 38 East, Ward


Cabot ward 1 - Cabot Library, 909 West Main St., Cabot


Cabot ward 2 - First Baptist Chruch, 204 North Third St., Cabot


Cabot ward 3 - Veteran’s Park Event Center, 508 North Lincoln St. Cabot


Cabot ward 4 - Mt. Carmel Baptist Church, 3105 Hwy 89 South, Cabot


Carlisle ward 1,2,3, and Twp. -Carlisle Civic Center, 215 South Court St., Carlisle


Cleveland, Prairie and Totten Twp. - Woodlawn Community Center, 170 Hwy 31 North, Austin


Eagle Twp.- Mt. Zion Methodist Church, 4259 Mt. Tabor Rd., Lonoke


England ward 1, 2, 3, 4, Twp., and Gumwood Twp. - England Fitness Center, 107 Valley View Dr., England


Fletcher Twp., Crooked Creek Twp., Humnoke City, Allport City, Hamilton and Isbell Twp- Humnoke Community Center,


50 North Fifth, Humnoke


Furlow Twp.- Concord Methodist Church, 150 Concord Church, Lonoke


Goodrum Twp. -Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, 6470 Hwy 89 South, Cabot


Gray Twp. - Southbend Fire Department, 4414 Hwy. 294, Jacksonville


Indian Bayou Twp., Coy City - Coy Community Building, 73 Abbie Lane, Coy


Lonoke City Ward 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, and Twp. - Lonoke Community Center, 1344 West Front St., Lonoke


Magness Twp- 16th Section Community Building, 8733 Hwy. 319, Austin


Oak Grove Twp.- Tri-Community Fire Department #1, 6544 Hwy. 321 East, Austin


Pettus Twp. and Richwood Twp. - Caney Creek Baptist Church, 7969 Hwy 31 South, England


Pulaski Twp.- St. Matthews Church, 6411 South Kerr Rd., Scott


Ward ward 1, 2, 3, and Twp. - Ward Chamber of Commerce, 80 West Second St., Ward


York Twp.- Church of Christ, 500 North Second St., Cabot