The Sebastian County Election Commission has two public outreach events planned so far for the coming weeks.

The commission met on Wednesday to discuss the May 22 preferential primary, nonpartisan judicial general and annual school board elections.

Sebastian County Election Commission Chairman David Damron said County Election Coordinator Meghan Hassler has two different dates scheduled for public appearances.

"April 27, which is next Friday at the civic club that meets at Taliano's (Italian Restaurant) at noon, and then the Optimist Club which meets May 2 at Furr's (Fresh Buffet) at noon," Damron said.

At both of these events, Hassler said she and one of the election commissioners will give a presentation concerning the vote centers for Sebastian County and also touch on a new voter ID law.

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"We're just trying to let the voters know that we're now vote centers on Election Day, that they can vote at any open vote center on Election Day, and also early voting will work the same as it always has," Hassler said. "Just trying to spread the word so people know that they can have a more convenient ... vote center location, and hopefully more people will come out to vote."

A news conference was also discussed during Wednesday's meeting, although a date for it has not been set yet. Hassler said it will cover the same topics as the public outreach events.