Based on heavy turnout in the early voting period that began on Monday, Secretary of State Charlie Daniels says he expects 70 percent of registered voters in Arkansas to cast ballots through the general election on November second. The state has a record number of new voters. Though the state ballot lacks a hotly-contested seat, the presidential race makes up for it. Deputy secretary of state Janet Miller says more than 200-thousand people could cast early voting ballots this year. For the 2000 presidential election, Arkansas had a 59 percent voter turnout, or about 850,000 votes. When Bill Clinton was re-elected president in 1996, 63 percent of Arkansas voters cast ballots, and in 1992, Clinton`s first time up for the office, turnout was 80 percent. This year, 70 percent turnout would mean 1.6 million votes.