In Arkansas, elections are overseen by the Arkansas Election Division.
Find your Voter Registration Status:
Find your polling place:
Registering to vote in Arkansas:
Registration must be received 30 days before the election.
Paper registration only, but can be requested online here. Form must be mailed in or returned in person.
Open Primaries, meaning any voter can vote in any party’s primary or elect to vote on a nonpartisan ballot.
Ways to Vote:
In Person on Election Day
Early (Available 7 or 15 days before the election, depending on the type of election, at state county clerk offices. More information here.)
Absentee (Application must be returned by mail at least 7 days prior to the election or received in person by the day before the election. Excuse is required but criteria is not stringent. Learn more and request a ballot here.)
Know Before You Go:
ID is required to vote, but extent of the ID law is being worked out in the courts. Be prepared just to be safe.
As of now, acceptable IDs must show the voter’s name and photo, be valid of expired within the last four years, and must be issued by either the state or federal government. A free voter verification card is available through the Secretary of State’s office or your county clerk for any voter who does not have another ID valid for voting.
Acceptable forms of ID include a driver’s license, a photo identification card, a concealed carry handgun permit, a U.S. Passport, a student ID or employee badge from an accredited postsecondary institution, a military ID, a voter verification card, or a public assistance ID that shows a photo of the cardholder.
If your name does not appear in the precinct registered voters list or you are unable to provide an approved ID, you can still cast a provisional ballot. If you forgot to bring ID, you may bring it to your local election office by the following Monday.
Polling Hours: 7:30am-7:30pm
Voter Hotline: (800) 482-1127