LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — This is the last week to register to vote for March primaries involving both local and national elections.
The elections take place on March 3.
Pulaski County Clerk Terri Hollingsworth said there are a few important dates to remember when registering.
If you are a new voter and have not registered yet, you will need to register by Monday, February 3; however, if you have already registered but you need to update your information the registration deadline is Friday, February 28.
Last year, a national clearing out of the voter registration rolls were done to clean out any old or out-dated voter cards, so it's in all resident's best interest to check their current registration status if they plan on voting in the election.
The Pulaski County Clerk's Office was one of the voting sites that participated, but Hollingsworth says this will not impact you if you are a current voter.
"That will not affect people's ability to vote," said Hollingsworth.
"What it did was make sure we cleaned our rolls to update our information whether it was a change of address, whether they moved to another county, or it was simply to find out if they wanted to stay on the rolls."
For Pulaski County voters, there is a local election next week for an open Arkansas House seat for District 34. Early voting starts on Tuesday, Feb. 4 and the general election will be on Tuesday, Feb. 11.
Arkansas law does not allow online registration. You will have to register in person at a public agency near you, such as:
- Your local county clerk
- The Arkansas Secretary of State Elections Division (1-800-482-1127)
- Local revenue or DMV office
- Public library
- Disability agency
- Military recruitment office
- Online Request Form
- Request to send an application through the mail
- Print a Form