Power Outage Shuts Down Polling Location In Washington County

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WASHINGTON COUNTY (KFSM) –Early voting was disrupted Wednesday afternoon in Washington County after a power outage left 738 local customers without power.

Power went out at 1:15 p.m. for some of downtown Fayetteville, including the Washington County Courthouse, where voters were taking part in the third day of early voting for the November general elections. Election officials were forced to shut down the polling location because of the power outage, they said.

Electricity was later restored for most of the area by 3 p.m. Officials said everyone who voted will still have their votes counted.

Election officials said the courthouse was the only early voting location affected by the outage. Other polling locations that remained open include Arvest Ballpark, the Rodeo of Ozarks grounds in Springdale, the Medical Arts Center, the Prairie Grove City Hall and The Boys and Girls Club in Fayetteville, said Jennifer Price, Washington County election coordinator.

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