Sebastian County Judge David Hudson recently spoke to Rotary members to spread the word and persuade voters to keep the 1 percent county sales tax. "This tax has been in effect since 1994, so it is nothing new." Judge Hudson stated. "We don’t want this for some reason to falls through the cracks and voters neglect to go vote. So remember to go vote. Because this is a special election, we probably won’t have a big turn out so every vote is precious." Hudson continued. Early voting begins May 7th at the Fort Smith and Greenwood Courthouse from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Election day is May 14th from 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.