Next Election for

Arkansas General Election

Tuesday, November 6th

Election Today!

How do I vote?
28 days ago

Registration deadline

15 days ago

Early voting begins

1 day ago

Early voting ends

What is this Election?

General elections are held to determine which candidates are elected into office.

How to Register

Register to Vote in Arkansas

When do I need to register to vote in Arkansas?

Arkansans must have been registered to vote by Tuesday, October 9th.

How do I register to vote in Arkansas?

Fill out, print, sign, stamp, and mail your registration form in before the deadline.

Estimated time: < 5 minutes

Register to vote in Arkansas

Am I already registered to vote?

Who can register to vote in Arkansas?

To register as a voter in Arkansas, you must:

  • Be a citizen of the United States
  • Be a resident of Arkansas
  • Be at least 18 years old by election day
  • Not have been convicted of a felony
  • Not have had a court ruling of mental incompetence
  • Not claim the right to vote in another county or state
How to Vote

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Where do I vote on Election Day?

On Election Day, you can cast your ballot at your designated precinct voting location.

To find yours, visit the Arkansas Polling Place Finder.

All polling places in Arkansas are open from 7:30 am to 7:30 pm local time. If you're in line when the polls close, you can still vote!

Can I vote by mail?

Arkansans can only vote absentee if they:

  • Will be unavoidably absent from your polling site on election day (reason does not need to be specified)
  • Are unable to get to polling location due to injury, illness, or physical disability

Vote by mail in Arkansas by requesting an absentee ballot.

Absentee ballot requests must be received by October 30th,
and returned no later than November 6th.

I'm in college away from home, which state do I vote in?

You can either register to vote in Arkansas or the state you're attending school in — but not both!

I'm not in the US right now, how do I vote?

If you are a military voter or a United States citizen living abroad, you should request an overseas absentee ballot.

Can I vote before Election Day?

Yes! Skip the lines and vote early in Arkansas. If you're going to be busy, out of town, or otherwise occupied on Election day, this is the best time to vote.

Early Voting period is between Monday, October 22nd and Monday, November 5th.

What ID do I need to vote?

Voter ID is only required for first-time voters.

If you need to provide ID, the following forms are accepted:

  • Valid Arkansas Driver's license or other Photo ID
  • Current utility bill, bank statement, paycheck, paystub, or other government document that shows name and address

What if I have a disability?

Several bills have been passed to ensure voters with disabilities still have reasonable access to privately cast their vote in Arkansas.

If you require assistance, contact your local election authority.

Visit the AAPD Voter Resource Center to learn more about voting with a disability.

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Dates and deadlines can change at any time

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Still have questions?

Questions, suggestions, corrections, or feedback? Get in touch!

You can also contact the Arkansas Secretary of State for questions about the election.

Website: Arkansas Elections Office
Phone: (501) 682-5070

Having problems at the polls?

Voting is your right. Don't let anyone take it away. Experiencing Voter intimidation? Overzealous voter ID checks? Being turned away from voting? Faulty equipment?
Call the Election Protection Hotline for assistance.

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