- Associated Press - Tuesday, January 13, 2015

HARRISON, Ark. (AP) - A special election is being held to fill a vacant seat in the Arkansas state Senate.

Voters in Newton and Pope counties and parts of Boone, Carroll and Van Buren counties go to the polls Tuesday in the District 16 race. The seat is open because of the resignation of former Sen. Michael Lamoreux after he was named chief of staff for Gov.-elect Asa Hutchinson.

Republicans Thomas Akin, Stan Berry and Greg Standridge are seeking the GOP nomination and that there are no Democrats on the ballot.

A runoff, if needed, will be Feb. 10.

Polls opened at 7:30 a.m. and will close at 7:30 p.m.

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