by Moriah Benton
Registering to Vote in Arkansas:
Last day to register to vote: Tuesday, October 9th
How to Register:
- FILL OUT THIS VOTER REGISTRATION FORM, print it out, sign it, and mail or deliver it. Must be received by the deadline.
- Not sure if you’re registered? Check here.
Voting in Arkansas:
You’ve got options!
Voting on Election Day:
- Election Day is Tuesday, November 6th
- Find your polling place here.
- Polling places are open from 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Election Day. If you are in line by 7:30pm, you are allowed to vote.
- You should MAKE A PLAN for WHAT TIME you’re going to vote and HOW you’re going to GET THERE.
Where & When
- Early voting is open from Monday, October 22nd until Monday, November 5th.
- Early voting generally happens at your county elections office. Find it here.
- You can vote early from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday
- The last time to early vote is ending at 5 p.m. on Monday, November 5th.
What You Need to Bring:
- Any of these Photo IDs (current, or no older than four-years past the expiration date):
- Arkansas driver’s license
- Arkansas state photo ID
- U.S. passport
- An employee badge or ID from an accredited college/university/trade school in Arkansas
- U.S. military ID
If you do not have the required ID, you can vote provisionally, sign a statement saying you are registered to vote, and bring your ID to the county board of elections by noon on Monday, November 12th.
Other Important Info:
- If you’ve moved within the same county since your last registration, you can update your address and vote at your new local polling place.
- You will have 5 minutes to vote, and need to do so alone.
- If you make a mistake, you can request a new ballot.
- You may not bring any campaign materials into the polling place, including buttons & t-shirts.
- You can register and vote where you live, even if you’re an out-of-state student or were previously registered somewhere else (so long as you don’t vote in two places at once.
- If you have a felony conviction & served your sentence and probation, you may be able to register & vote. You will need to petition to regain your rights. Find out more here.