Helpful Voting Links — Arkansas
For voting information specific to your state, click on the links below or in the blue or grey boxes. Or, browse the options below for an extensive directory of additional resources.
Primary/Caucus Info — Arkansas
What's on the ballot?
Some congressional seats, state offices and constitutional amendments may be included on the ballot. As Arkansas has its state primary and presidential primary on the same date in 2016, note that you may request a nonpartisan ballot that includes nonpartisan state races only if you do not wish to participate in the partisan election.
See Where Your Elected Officials Stand — Arkansas
Voter ID Requirements — Arkansas
What forms of ID are acceptable?
*As of 10/15/14, Arkansas’ voter ID law has been suspended. Further details are pending. Please check back regularly.
- Driver’s license
- Photo identification card
- Concealed handgun carry license
- U.S. passport
- State or federal government employee identification
- U.S. military identification
- I.D. card from an accredited post-secondary institution in Arkansas
- Public assistance I.D. card
For more information on how to obtain a free photo I.D., click here. If you do not have ID, you may cast a provisional ballot. The provisional ballot will be counted if the voter returns to the county clerk or county election commission by noon the Monday after the election with either proof of identity or an affidavit swearing the voter has no photo I.D. because of indigence or a religious objection to being photographed. For more information on doing so, click here.See ID Requirements for All States
Early & Absentee Voting — ArkansasRequest an Absentee Ballot
Early Voting Dates: Oct. 24th to Nov. 7th
You can vote in person at locations designated by your county from Oct. 24th to Nov. 4th 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 Nov. 1st. Then, when you complete your absentee ballot, it must be postmarked by the day before the election.
You’ll need to give an excuse to vote by absentee ballot. Info here on what qualifies.