Arkansas

35% of 18-29 year olds voted in Arkansas in 2020*

*Source CIRCLE - Youth Voting and Civic Engagement in America

Your voter registration application must be received on or by October 5, 2020, in order to be eligible to vote in the 2020 General Election.

Check Registration Status

Check your Arkansas voter registration status here.

 

Eligibility

In order to register to vote, you must be a US Citizen, Arkansas resident, be age 18 (or turn 18) or older before the next election (November 3, 2020).

  • You cannot be a convicted felon (sentence must be discharged or pardoned), and you cannot be adjudged a mentally incompetent concerning the ability to vote by a court of competent jurisdiction in order to be eligible for voter registration.
  • College students have a choice of whether they want to vote in Arkansas or vote in their home state. You may only be registered and vote at one location.

Deadline

The deadline to register to vote in Arkansas for the General Election (November 3, 2020) is October 5, 2020. Before considering yourself a registered voter, you must receive an acknowledgment of your registration from the county clerk.

 

Voter Registration Process

There are three methods of voter registration in Arkansas: in-person, by mail, or by submitting an online printable form.

  • Further voter registration information for Arkansas can be found here.

This page was last updated for the 2020 Election.

Questions? Contact us here.

Due to COVID-19, all voters are able to vote absentee as health concern because of COVID-19 is now a qualifying reason to apply for an absentee ballot. See more information here. The State Board of Election Commissioners’ resolution regarding absentee voting, as it relates to the COVID-19 pandemic, can be found here.

Vote-By-Mail Practices

In Arkansas, you must have a reason to be eligible to vote by mail. Eligible reasons to apply for an absentee ballot can be found here. Click here to access Arkansas’s absentee voting application.

  • Your application for a mail-in ballot must be received on or by Monday, October 5th
  • Ballots must be submitted the day before the election (November 2nd) if submitted in-person by you. If submitted by the designated bearer or authorized agent, the deadline is 7:30 pm on Election Day. If the ballot is submitted by mail, 7:30 pm on Election Day is the deadline.
  • ID (for example a driver’s license, passport, etc.) is required to vote absentee.
  • Further absentee information for Arkansas is listed here.

Early Voting

Arkansas offers early voting.

  • Depending on the election, early voting takes place 7 or 15 days prior to Election Day and is conducted at the county clerk’s office (early voting starts October 19, 2020). During a preferential primary or a general election, early voting is available between the hours of 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, as well as 10am-5pm the Monday before the election.

Poll Finder

Locate your polling place here.

 

Election Day Practices

On Election Day, the polls are open 7:30am-7:30pm.

  • At the polls, you must present an acceptable form of photo ID in order to vote. Further information about what types of ID to produce can be found here.
  • Further Arkansas voting information is listed here.

This page was last updated for the 2020 Election.

Questions? Contact us here.