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Fayetteville School Board election set for May 18, early voting begins May 11



FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The annual school election in Fayetteville is coming up on Tuesday, May 18, with early voting set to begin on Tuesday, May 11.

This year’s election includes two contested races for positions on the Fayetteville Board of Education.

Nika Waitsman is seeking re-election to the Zone 1 position, where she will face challenger Miriam Smith.

In the At Large Position 1 race, Megan Hurley is seeking re-election, and will be challenged by Elisabeth Beasley.

There is no change to the millage rate in Fayetteville on the ballot this time around.

Early voting is set to begin on Tuesday, May 11, and run through Monday, May 17 at the Washington County Courthouse, located at 280 N College Ave in Fayetteville. Early voting will be available on weekdays only from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.

Election Day is set for Tuesday, May 18. Polls will be open from 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Voters can vote at any Washington County polling place (a full list of available voting centers is below) on election day.