Howard County votes with state’s counterparts
The 2012 General Election vote will likely be certified later this week, according to a spokesperson in the Howard County Clerk’s office.
Howard County voters mostly went along with their Arkansas counterparts in the election.
Some local races were decided.
For the Howard County Quorum Court, Nashville Rural District 4, incumbent independent Janice Huffman outpolled Democrat Mark Canaday by 360-249.
For Dierks alderman Ward 3 Position 2 Debbie Brock outpolled Henriellen Lawrence 156-122.
At Mineral Springs where there was a three-way race for alderman, Steve Dixon led voting with 186, followed by James Jeanes with 84, and Jessica Witherspoon with 82.
At Tollette in a race for the city council, Sharonda R. Miller defeated Mary L. Walker by 63-58.
In the issues, Howard County supported No. 1, a sales tax for state and county highways, 2,535-1,752. The issue passed statewide. The county voted against Issue No. 2, which allowed financing districts, by 2,251-1,949. The measure failed statewide.
The medical marijuana issue failed statewide, and also trailed in Howard County 2,668-1,683.
Voters in one part of the county supported Republican Daniel A. Linnett over Democrat Fonda Hawthorne by 326-176, although Hawthorne carried District 4.
Howard County votes in the national races:
President/vice-president — Romney/Ryan (R) 2,862; Obama/Biden (D) 1,460; others 96. The Democrat ticket prevailed nationwide.
US Congress — Cotton (R) 2,337; Jeffress (D) 1,420; others 510. Cotton carried the state.