Arkansas Election Information

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Registration Information


The deadline to register vote in Arkansas is: Postmarked 30 days before the election.


To register to vote in Arkansas, you must:

  • Be a U.S. citizen.
  • Be an Arkansas resident (residing in Arkansas at least 31 days prior to the first election in which you will vote).
  • Be age 18 or turn 18 on or before the next election.
  • Not be a convicted felon whose sentence has not been discharged or pardoned.
  • Not be presently adjudged as mentally incompetent as to your ability to vote by a court of competent jurisdiction.
  • Not be registered elsewhere - in another county in Arkansas or another state.

Register to vote now!

To check the status of your voter registration, click here.

When can I vote in Arkansas?


Early Voting Information

In-person early voting available? Yes
By mail early voting available? Yes

How:

Early Voting Centers will be open from 8:00am to 6:00pm, Monday - Friday, beginning 15 days before the election, 2012 and open on Saturdays from 10:00am to 4:00pm. The early voting period ends at 5:00pm on Monday, the day before Election Day. Contact your local county election office to find out when and where to go.

Any registered voter may also vote by absentee ballot. To receive an absentee ballot contact your local county clerk and request an absentee ballot application to be mailed to you.  The request must by made no later than 7 days before the election, if done by mail; and by Monday, the day before the election, if done in person.

You may vote absentee for the following conditions:

  • You will be unavoidably absent from your polling site on Election Day
  • You will be unable to attend your polling site due to illness or physical disability
  • You are a member of the U.S. armed forces, merchant marines or the spouse or a dependant family member
  • A U.S. citizen whose temporary residence is in Arkansas but is temporarily living outside the territorial limits of the United States.

Your absentee ballot must be received by your local county clerk...

  • In-person by the close of businees the day before the election
  • By designated bearer by the close of business the day before the election
    (Designated Bearer is anyone you choose to pick up or deliver your application or ballot)
  • By mail or by Electronic means 7 days before the election
  • By authorized agent by 1:30pm on election day

Voting Hours on Election Day

The polls are open from:

7:30am to 7:30pm


Please contact your state election office for additional voting information, or click here to learn more about voting absentee in your state.

Where do I vote?


Find out here.
For more information, contact your state election office.

What do you need to bring?


When you go to vote, a poll worker will ask you to state your name and address and confirm your date of birth; and you will likely also be asked to provide identification as well.  If you are a first-time voter or did not provide identification when you registered to vote, you will definitely be asked to provide a valid ID in order to cast a ballot.

The following documents are acceptable:

  • Current and valid photo ID
  • Current utility bill
  • Bank statement
  • Government check
  • Paycheck
  • Other government document that shows your name and address


For more information, contact your state election office.

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