When early voting began in Arkansas on Monday, the Democratic candidate for secretary of state was shocked to learn her name was not on the ballot in one county, leading elections officials to temporarily close most of the early voting sites until the issue was corrected.
> An official with the Garland County Election Commission said three of the county's four early voting sites were closed at times Monday because ballots did not include Susan Inman, the Democrat running for secretary of state. The sites have since re-opened.
> Monday marked the start of early voting for Arkansas' Nov. 6 midterm election.
> “I received a text from a friend who went to the early voting poll and said my name wasn’t on the ballot,” Inman said late Monday morning. “Of course I was in sheer disbelief.”
After contacting the Garland County Election Commission, Inman said officials confirmed her name was missing and closed down the polls.
> “This should have never happened,” Inman said. “This is an actual failure of election officials to check their materials.”