League of Women Voters



Arkansas Election Dates

The next election is Tuesday, May 22, 2018 (SReferential Primary Election). The registration deadline is Monday, April 23, 2017.

Contact your local Board of Elections for more information.

Arkansas Polling Place Finder

You can confirm your voting location by selecting from the following local resources: Arkansas State Poll Locator Tool. If you have further questions on your polling place location, please contact your county clerk.

Arkansas Poll Worker Information

In order to be a poll worker in Arkansas:

  • You must be registered to vote in Arkansas
  • You must be at least 18 years of age or a high school student
  • You must be a resident of the precinct 31 days prior to the election
  • You must complete the training
  • You will be entitled to compensation

To sign up, contact your local board of elections.


To be qualified to vote an absentee ballot, you must meet one of the following criteria:

Arkansas Registration Deadline

To qualify to vote in the election, you must apply to register to vote 30 days before the election. If you mail the form, it must be postmarked by that date. You may also present it to a voter registration agency representative or your county clerk, by that date. If you completed your application at a voter registration drive, the organizers must submit it to the county clerk or secretary of state's office within 21 days of the date on the application or no later than 30 days prior to the election.

Arkansas Early Voting

Depending on the type of election being conducted, you may early vote during the 7 or 15 days prior to Election Day. For more information check your state's resource.

Arkansas Overseas and Military Voters

You are a Military or Overseas voter if you are in uniformed services, living overseas OR a spouse or dependant of a uniformed services voter. To get registered and vote, you can utilize Overseas Vote Foundation.

If you have additional questions about elections and voting overseas you can use our state specific elections official directory or contact the Overseas Vote Foundation.


Information on local, state and federal candidates and ballot measures may be available here.

To see a list of available races, visit the race index.

Arkansas ID Needed for Voting

Photo IDs are not required to cast your ballot.

If you are a first time voter who registered by mail and did not submit a copy of the required ID with the applications, you must show one of the following before casting your ballot:

  • Valid Arkansas Driver's License or other photo ID
  • Copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck or other government document that shows your name and address

If you do not show one of these forms of ID you may vote a Provisional Ballot.


The voting systems used in Arkansas are optical scan and DRE.


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Election Day Problems?

Call one of these hotlines:
1-866-OUR-VOTE (866-687-8683)
1-888-VE-Y-VOTA (en Español)
1-888-API-VOTE (Asian multilingual assistance)
1-844-418-1682 (Arabic)


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