You may obtain a voter registration form from the following sources:
To update registration after a move, name change, or change of political party affiliation, use the voter registration form (PDF).
In Arkansas, moving across county lines requires transferring the registration to the new county. Be sure to submit your updated registration to the county clerk in your new county no later than four days before a scheduled election so you can vote there. If your application arrives less than four days before an election, you will not be eligible to vote in your new county for that election. (Act 556 of 2007)
To cancel your voter registration, you must cancel your voter registration through the county clerk's office (PDF)
You must provide either your driver’s license number or the last four digits of your Social Security number on your Arkansas Voter Registration Application, or check the box in #9 on the application to indicate that you do not possess either a driver’s license or Social Security number.
According to Arkansas law, voters are now required to verify his or her voter registration.
If the voter is unable to verify their registration, they have the opportunity to vote a provisional ballot. Under this circumstance, the voter has until 12:00 noon on the first Monday following the election to provide proper identification.
Each voter shall verify his or her registration when voting by presenting a document or identification card that:
(a) Shows the name of the person to whom the document or identification card was issued;
(b) Shows a photograph of the person to whom the document or identification card was issued;
(c) Is issued by the United States, the State of Arkansas, or an accredited postsecondary educational institution in the State of Arkansas; and
(d) If displaying an expiration date, is not expired or expired no more than four (4) years before the date of the election in which the voter seeks to vote.
Documents and identification cards that will be accepted as verification of voter registration include without limitation: A driver’s license; A photo identification card; A concealed handgun carry license; A United States passport; An employee badge or identification document issued by an accredited postsecondary education institution in the State of Arkansas; A United States military identification document; A public assistance identification card if the card shows a photograph of the person to whom the document or identification card was issued; A voter verification card as provided under Ark. Code § 7-5-324.
Arkansas Constitution, Amendment 51, § 13(b)(1)(B)
A person who is a resident of a long-term care or residential care facility licensed by the state of Arkansas is not required to verify his or her registration by presenting a document or identification card as described above when voting in person, but must provide documentation from the administrator of the facility attesting that the person is a resident of the facility.
Arkansas Constitution, Amendment 51, § 13(b)(2)(B)
To be qualified to vote an absentee ballot, you must meet one of the following criteria:
Many organizations offer free rides to polling places. Some of these include:
Where to get more info on candidates
Offices/Measures That May Appear on the Ballot
Federal (even years)
President/Vice-President (elected every four years; next election in 2024)
Senator (elected every six years for staggered terms; next election in 2022)
Representative (elected every two years)
State (even years)
Governor/Lieutenant Governor, Secretary of State, State Treasurer, State Auditor, Attorney General, Public Lands Commissioner (elected every four years; next election in 2022).
State Supreme Court Justices (elected every eight years for staggered terms; next election in 2022)
Appellate Court Justices (elected to eight-year terms)
State Senator (all senators are on the ballot in 2022)
State Representative (elected for two years; all representatives are on the ballot in 2022)
Statewide ballot measures
Municipal and County
Offices (even years)
Local ballot measures
The Elections Division within the Arkansas Secretary of State's office is responsible for maintaining the state’s election records, assisting county officials with conducting federal, state and district elections, ensuring compliance with federal election laws such as the National Voter Registration Act and the Help America Vote Act, and overseeing training on the state’s electronic voting systems.
None noted on website of Secretary of State for Arkansas.
The Arkansas Board of Election Commissioners investigates complaints of alleged election misconduct and election law violations. You can file an official complaint at their website.
Financial Disclosure Archive Search allows you to access archived Financial Disclosure reports filed both on paper and online with the Secretary of State's office, including Statement of Financial Interest Reports, Extra Income Disclosures, Disclosure by the Members of the General Assembly, Contribution and Expenditure Reports, Political Action Committee Reports and Lobbyist Reports.
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