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How to Register to Vote

1. Get the voter registration form.

Download and print the Arkansas voter registration form, request a voter registration application online, or call 1-800-482-1127 to request a form be mailed to you.

Get the form


2. Fill out the form

Step 1 · Check the boxes to indicate if you’re registering for the first time or reporting a name, address, or political party change. Provide your full name.

Step 2 · Provide your address

Step 3 · Provide your mailing address, if different from Step 2

Steps 4-7 · Provide your date of birth, your phone number (optional), political party affiliation (optional), and email address (optional)

Step 8 · Check the box to indicate if you’ve voted before in Arkansas

Step 9 · Provide your valid Arkansas driver’s license or ID card number

  • If you don’t have one, provide the last 4 digits of your Social Security number. If you don’t have any of these, check the appropriate box.

Step 10 · Respond to the questions indicating whether you’re a citizen; whether you’ll be 18 by Election Day, Nov 8; whether you’ve been judged mentally incompetent by a court; and whether you’ve been convicted of a felony without fully discharging your sentence (including probation and parole)

Step 11 · Sign and date the form

Step 12 · If you’re registering in Arkansas for the first time and don’t have an Arkansas driver’s license number or a Social Security number, include a copy of a photo ID, utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck or other government document that shows your name and address


3. Send the form.

Mail the form by Oct 10 to your local county clerk.


Check if you’re registered to vote

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1. Get the voter registration form.

Voter registration forms are available at your local county clerk or at one of the following locations:

  • State Revenue Office or Driver Services Office
  • Public library or Arkansas State Library
  • Public assistance agency
  • Disability agency
  • Military recruitment office
  • Arkansas National Guard

2. Fill out the form

Step 1 · Check the boxes to indicate if you’re registering for the first time or reporting a name, address, or political party change. Provide your full name.

Step 2 · Provide your address

Step 3 · Provide your mailing address, if different from Step 2

Step 4–7 · Provide your date of birth, your phone number (optional), political party affiliation (optional), and email address (optional)

Step 8 · Check the box to indicate if you’ve voted before in Arkansas

Step 9 · Provide your valid Arkansas driver’s license or ID card number

  • If you don’t have one, provide the last 4 digits of your Social Security number. If you don’t have any of these, check the appropriate box.

Step 10 · Respond to the questions indicating whether you’re a citizen; whether you’ll be 18 by Election Day, Nov 8; whether you’ve been judged mentally incompetent by a court; and whether you’ve been convicted of a felony without fully discharging your sentence (including probation and parole)

Step 11 · Sign and date the form


3. Return the form.

Return your voter registration form by Oct 10 at your local county clerk or other government office where you picked up the voter registration form.


Check if you’re registered to vote

voterview.ar-nova.org

Registration requirements
  • Be a US citizen
  • Live at an Arkansas address by Oct 9
  • Be 18 years old on Election Day, Nov 8
  • Not be serving a sentence (including parole) for a felony conviction
  • Not been legally declared mentally incompetent by a court
Online

October 10


Mail

October 10


In Person

October 10

How to Vote

Vote early
October 24 – November 7

Bring an accepted form of ID, if required


Vote on Election Day
November 8

Polls are open 7:30 AM–7:30 PM. If you’re in line at your polling location by 7:30 PM, you’re allowed to vote.

Bring an accepted form of ID, if required.


Who can vote early

Any voter registered in Arkansas can vote early in person

Who can vote by mail

To vote by mail in Arkansas, you must be a registered voter who meets one of the following requirements:

  • You’ll be unavoidably absent from your voting location on Election Day, Nov 8
  • You have an illness or physical disability
  • You live in a long-term care or residential facility licensed by the state


1. Get the absentee ballot application

Download and print the absentee ballot request form.

Get the form


2. Fill out the form

Step 1 · Fill in the address for your county clerk and date the form

Step 2 · Check the box to select the reason you want to vote absentee

Step 3 · Check the box to indicate where you live

Step 4 · To receive an absentee ballot for the general election on Nov 8, check the box for “Nonpartisan General Election Only

Step 5 · Check the box and provide additional information regarding how you want to receive your absentee ballot

Step 6 · Print and sign your name

Step 7 · Provide your address and birthday below the signature line


3. Submit the form

Mail the signed and completed form to your county clerk so it’s received by Nov 1


4. Vote
  • Once you receive your ballot, follow the instructions to fill out the ballot and return envelope
  • Attach a copy of accepted ID, if required
  • Mail your completed ballot to the address on the return envelope so it’s received by 7:30 PM on Election Day, Nov 8
  • Check the status of your ballot on voterview.ar-nova.org
Absentee ballot received by
November 8

Vote early
October 24 – November 7

Vote on Election Day
November 8

Polls are open 7:30 AM–7:30 PM. If you’re in line at your polling location by 7:30 PM, you’re allowed to vote.

Bring an accepted form of ID, if required.

Registration requirements
  • Be registered to vote in Arkansas. Check if you’re registered to vote.
  • Be a US citizen
  • Be 18 by Election Day, Nov 8
  • Live in Arkansas by Oct 9
  • Not be in jail or prison for a felony conviction
  • Not be currently judged mentally incompetent by a court

ID requirements

If you’re not voting for the first time in Arkansas, you don’t need to provide ID to vote by mail or in person

If you’re voting for the first time in Arkansas, registered to vote by mail, and didn’t submit a copy of your ID when you registered, attach a copy to your mail ballot or bring one of the following to vote:

  • Driver’s license
  • Non-driver’s license ID
  • Current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, or other government document with your name and address

Frequently Asked Questions

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 #7 on the application to indicate that you do not possess either a driver’s license or Social Security number. If you check the box indicating that you do not possess either a driver’s license or Social Security number, you may be required to vote a Provisional Ballot when you vote for the first time unless you submit a photocopy of one of the following with your mail-in application or at the time of voting: a current and valid photo identification; or a copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, government check or paycheck that shows your name and address; or another government document that shows your name and address.
You do not need to provide ID if you’ve already voted at least once. If you are first-time Arkansas voter who registered to vote by mail – and you did NOT include a copy of your ID with your voter registration form – you’ll need to include a copy of your ID with your absentee ballot application. Acceptable forms of ID include a COPY of a current and valid photo identification and address OR a COPY of a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck or other government document that shows your name and address.