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Arkansas

Abbreviation: 
AR

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.

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

Arkansas Provisional Voting

If your name is not on the precinct voter registration list, or you do not show a valid photo ID, the election official shall permit you to vote only under the following conditions:

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For information on federal campaign contributions, please visit Open Secrets. or check your state website.

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If you are at the polling site and find that you are unable to stand in line for extended period of time due to physical, sensory or other disabilities, you can inform an election official and they will put you at the head of the line of any voters. If you are unable to mark your ballot, you may be assisted by two election officials or by any person selected by you, who will mark the ballot in accordance with your voting wishes.

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Employer shall schedule sufficient time on election days so that employees may vote. This time varies by location.

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The polls will be open from 7:30 am to 7:30 pm on Election Day. When the polls close, if you are in line, you will be permitted to vote.

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To verify your voter registration status, please use your state's voter verification tool here.

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To be eligible to vote in Arkansas you must be:

  • A U.S. citizen
  • An Arkansas resident
  • Age 18 before or on Election Day
  • Not presently adjudged mentally incompetent by a court of competent jurisdiction
  • Not convicted of a felony without your sentence having been discharged or pardoned
  • Not claiming the right to vote in another county or state

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