Arkansas Voter Info

The general election is Nov 3, 2020
Arkansas, here’s all the info you need to know!

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Important Dates to know, Arkansas!

New Voter Registration Deadline

Post received by Tue Oct 27, 2020

Absentee Ballot Request Deadline

Postmarked by Mon Oct 5, 2020

Early Voting

Mon Oct 19, 2020 8:00AM CDT
Mon Nov 2, 2020 5:00PM CST

Can I Vote by Mail? (Absentee)

Post received by Tue Nov 3, 2020 7:30PM CST
In-Person, Received by Mon Nov 2, 2020
Post received by Tue Oct 27, 2020
In-Person Request by Mon Nov 2, 2020
Email by Tue Oct 27, 2020

Any registered voter may apply for an absentee ballot and vote by mail.

Am I eligible to register to vote?

You are eligible to vote in Arkansas if you:
  • Are a U.S citizen
  • Are a resident of Arkansas
  • Are at least 18 years old by Election Day
  • Live in the precinct where you vote for at least 30 days prior to the election
You are NOT eligible to vote in Arkansas if:
  • You have been legally declared "mentally incompetent" by a court
  • You are on parole for a felony conviction or convicted of a felony
Service members and their dependents may register and request a ballot using the federal voter registration/ballot request form ("FPCA"). You will have the following identification options when completing the form:
  • U.S. State or Territory or District Issued ID
  • Option to Indicate that you do not have the Requested ID
  • Last 4 Digits of your Social Security Number
U.S. citizens living abroad have the right to vote as absentee voters, provided they are eligible to vote in their state. If you are living outside of the U.S. permanently, indefinitely, or temporarily, your voting rights stay with you, even if you never voted when you lived in the U.S. To vote from overseas:
  • Complete and send an overseas voter registration/ballot request form to your election office in the U.S. This is one specific form that will register you as an overseas voter and request your absentee ballot – simultaneously.

Can I vote if I have a record?

Individuals convicted of a felony are ineligible to vote while incarcerated, on parole, or on probation. If you have a felony record, you are eligible to vote if: you have been discharged from probation/parole, all probation/parole fees are paid, all terms of imprisonment have been satisfied, and all applicable court costs, fines, and/or restitution have been paid.

To become eligible to re-register, one must:

  1. Obtain proof from relevant state or local agencies of:
    1. Discharge from parole/probation
    2. Payment of all probation/parole fees
    3. Satisfaction of all terms of imprisonment
    4. Payment of all applicable court costs, fines, or restitution.

  1. (a) Obtain proof that your record has been expunged
  2. Submit said proof to the Voter Registration Department of the county clerk’s office where you live.

Once this is done, you can register as normal.

I am a college student. Where do I register to vote?

In order to have voting residency in Arkansas, your Arkansas address must be your “domicile,” meaning the fixed place where you live and where you intend to return whenever you are absent. You should not have any trouble establishing residency at home if you attend school elsewhere. If you intend to return to the place you lived before school after you graduate, you probably will not be considered a voting resident of your college community under Arkansas law. You should be able to establish residency if you have the intent to establish your domicile in Arkansas when you move there and you do not intend to move back home.

Will I need ID?

To register to vote in Arkansas you should provide one of the following:
  • The Last Four Digits of your Social Security Number
  • Your Arkansas Driver's License Number
If you do not have any of these IDs, you can provide a copy of one of the following with your registration application:
  • Current and Valid Photo ID
  • Government Issued Document that shows your current name and address
  • Utility Bill
  • Government Check
  • Bank Statement
  • Paycheck that Shows your current name and address
In Arkansas, you need to show a valid ID to vote. You can use any ID from this list:
  • Current and Valid Photo ID
  • U.S. Passport
  • License to Carry Concealed Weapon or Firearm
  • Valid Arkansas Driver's License
  • Valid Military ID
  • Public Assistance ID
  • Valid Student ID from State School

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