All Arkansans should exercise their right to vote. Check out these three steps below to make your voice heard!
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:
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.
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.
The Arkansas Secretary of State recently released a statement saying 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.”
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:
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.