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
Absentee Ballot Request Deadline
Can I Vote by Mail? (Absentee)
Any registered voter may apply for an absentee ballot and vote by mail.
Am I eligible to register to vote?
- 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 have been legally declared "mentally incompetent" by a court
- You are on parole for a felony conviction or convicted of a felony
- 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
- 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:
- Obtain proof from relevant state or local agencies of:
- Discharge from parole/probation
- Payment of all probation/parole fees
- Satisfaction of all terms of imprisonment
- Payment of all applicable court costs, fines, or restitution.
- (a) Obtain proof that your record has been expunged
- 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?
- The Last Four Digits of your Social Security Number
- Your Arkansas Driver's License Number
- 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
- 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