LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) – November 4 is Election Day in Arkansas. Want your voice to be heard, but don't know how? Here's what you need to know.
Register to vote
October is the deadline to register to vote in the general election. You can fill out an application to vote at your county clerk's office, state revenue offices, public library or Arkansas State Library, public assistance agency, disability agency, military recruitment office, Arkansas National Guard or you can download an application from the Secretary of State's website here and mail it to your county clerk.
Early Voting is October 20th – November 3rd, contact your county clerk to find out Early Voting locations.
- Voting 101 Pocket Guide (PDF):http://on.kthv.com/1ujm2gV
Election ballot issues
In total, there are 5 issues on the ballot in the November General Election. Information on ballot issues that will appear on the Nov. 4th ballot are available for review here.
Where to vote
Need to know where to vote? Fill out your name and birthday online with the Secretary of State's office and it will tell you where to cast your ballot election day and the districts you will be voting for.
Click here to check: https://www.voterview.ar-nova.org/VoterView/RegistrantSearch.do
When to vote
Vote at your poll on Election Day from 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. You can vote early from 7 to 15 days prior to Election Day. In most counties, early voting is conducted at the county clerk's office from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
You can only vote absentee on the following conditions:
- You will be unavoidably absent from your polling site on Election Day, or
- You will be unable to attend your polling site due to illness or physical disability.
Arkansas Voter ID Law
When you vote in this year, a new state law requires you to show a state or federal photo ID. If your photo ID has an expiration date, it cannot have expired more than four years before the election you're voting in.
You can use one of these examples:
- Driver's license
- College ID
- U.S. Passport
- Military ID
- Conceal carry permit
- State or federal employee badge
If you don't have any of the types of photo ID, contact your county clerk to get a free voter ID card before you head to the polls. Download the Application and Oath.
You can also learn more about Arkansas voter ID requirements with these links:
If you forget/don't have your ID when you vote
If you registered to vote but your name does not appear on the precinct voter registration list, or if you are unable to comply with identification requirements, you have the right to cast a Provisional Ballot after signing an affirmation that you are a registered voter in the county and are eligible to vote in that election.
You can get more information on voting in Arkansas on the Secretary of State's website or call them at (501) 682-1010.