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How to Vote in Arkansas in the November 3rd General Election

All Arkansans should exercise their right to vote. Check out these three steps below to make your voice heard!

Step 1: Register to Vote

If you are not already registered to vote in Arkansas, you must submit an application to register by Monday, October 5th to vote in the General Election. Don’t forget to update your registration if you have 1) moved, 2) changed your name, or 3) wish to change your political party affiliation.

To register to vote in Arkansas, complete these three actions:

Step 2: Make a Plan to Vote

After you are registered, take a few minutes to make a plan for when and how you will vote:

Decide when you will cast your ballot in person.

  • Early Voting will begin on Monday, October 19th.
  • Early Voting Hours will be Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Early Vote Hours on Saturday are 10am to 4pm.
  • Early Voting will end on Monday, November 2nd at 5 p.m.
  • Election Day will be Tuesday, November 3rd from 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Check with your County Clerk or VoterView to find your voting location options.

Absentee Ballots

While you can always vote in person, you may choose to vote absentee due to any of the following: 1) you will be unavoidably absent from your polling place on Election Day, 2) illness or disability, 3) residence in a state-licensed long-term care or residential facility.

  • Absentee ballots will start being mailed out October 9th. 
  • Voted Absentee Ballots must be received in the office of the county clerk by Election Day.
  • Ballots from overseas citizens and uniformed service personnel on active duty and their spouses must be postmarked by Election Day and received within ten (10) days of the election.
  • You must include 1) a completed Voter Statement, 2) your marked ballot sealed in the “ballot only” envelope provided, 3) and a copy of a valid photo ID (or if the voter cannot provide a photocopy of the ID, sign the “Optional Verification Of Identity” on the Voter Statement.)

Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson released an Executive Order stating that safety concerns caused by COVID-19 is a valid reason for an absentee ballot. Check the box on the application saying “You will be unavoidably absent from your polling place on Election Day.”

Choose your county below to download a pre-populated Absentee Ballot Request Form or by contacting your local county clerk’s office, who will send you the request form via mail or email. 

Find your county's Absentee Ballot

Step 3: Cast your Ballot

Whether you choose to vote early, absentee, or cast your ballot in person on Election Day, make sure you know what to bring and where to vote.

In order to vote, you MUST present a valid photo ID issued by the state of Arkansas or the federal government. Acceptable examples include:

  • Arkansas Driver’s license
  • U.S. passport or military ID document
  • Concealed handgun carry license
  • Student ID or employee badge issued by an accredited post-secondary educational institution in Arkansas
  • Public assistance ID card with a photo
  • Voter Registration Verification Card obtained from your County Clerk’s office.

Be sure you know WHERE to vote, either early or on Election Day by visiting VoterView.org. You can also view or print a sample ballot. 

Election Day voting locations and Early Voting locations will be announced by the county board of election commissioners in each county no later than twenty (20) days before the General Election.