Instructions for voting

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  • How To: Register to Vote

    Voter registration requirements and deadlines. Register to vote

  • How To: Vote

    Find out how, where, and when to vote. How to vote

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How to Register to Vote

Registration requirements
  • Be a US citizen
  • Live at an Arkansas address by Oct 9
  • Be 18 years old on Election Day, Nov 6
  • Not be serving a sentence (including parole) for a felony conviction
  • Not been legally declared mentally incompetent by a court

How to Vote

Vote early
October 23 – November 6

Bring an accepted form of ID, if required


Vote on Election Day
November 6

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

Absentee ballot received by
November 6

Vote early
October 24 – November 7

Vote on Election Day
November 6

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 6
  • 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