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Arkansas

Abbreviation: 
AR

Arkansas Election Dates

The next election is Tuesday, December 4, 2018 (General Election Runoff). The registration deadline is Tuesday, November 6 , 2018.

Contact your local Board of Elections for more information.

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 Eligibility Requirements

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

Arkansas Candidate and Ballot Information

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 Absentee Ballot

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 ID Needed for Voter Registration

If you are registering to vote by mail, you must provide either your driver's license number or the last four digits of your Social Security number on your Arkansas voter registration application. If you do not have any of these items, you may be required to vote on a provisional ballot when you vote for the first time unless you submit a photocopy of one of the following with your mail-in application or at the time of voting:

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.

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