Voting in
Arkansas

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How & Where to Vote

Find out where to vote, how to vote, how to vote early, and how to vote by mail.

Register to Vote

Register to vote in Arkansas, or learn more about voter ID & rights.

Election Details

Visit the Arkansas Election Website or call (800) 482-1127 to learn more about your states voting details.

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Important Dates - General Election

11/3/2020
General Election Date
10/6/2020
Mail Registration Deadline (postmarked by)

Voting Information for Arkansas

Don’t miss your next election!

Arkansas voters must register to vote by October 6th for the general election. Voters that wish to vote by mail may request their absentee ballots by October 27th.

During the spring of 2020 the Governor removed the excuse requirement for absentee voters in the municipal elections due to COVID-19. As the general election nears we will check back in to see if the order will remove the excuse requirement in November.

Presidential Primaries

No party affiliation is required at registration to participate in primary. See Arkansas Republican Party or Democratic Party sites for more details.

Statewide Primaries

Some congressional seats, state offices and constitutional amendments may be included on the ballot.

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Early Voting + Absentee Voting

Early Voting Dates: Oct. 19th to Nov. 2nd

You can vote in-person at locations designated by your county from Oct. 19th to Nov. 2nd before the election. No excuse required.

To vote absentee-by-mail, first you’ll need to apply for an absentee ballot (click here) no later than Oct. 27th. Then, when you complete your absentee ballot, it must be received by 7:30 pm on election day.

The absentee voting request period opens on Jan. 1st for each calendar year. You’ll need to give an excuse to vote via absentee ballot. Info here on what qualifies.

 

Request Absentee Ballot

Voter ID + Access for Arkansas

Do Voters Need ID?

  • Yes, voters need an ID
  • Multiple forms of ID accepted
  • First time voters need ID
  • Student IDs accepted
  • ID needed to vote absentee

More Chances to Register


Your state does not offer additional voter registration options outside of the deadlines listed above.

Pre-registration

  • If you are 17 and will be 18 on or before the next election, you may register to vote.
Youth participation is affected by changing state legislation or party rules. If we are not up to date please let us know.