Helping eligible voters register to vote is a fun and easy way to get more people involved in the democratic process and make a difference where you live. Here is a simple primer on how to register a voter.
These tips, and a highlighted voter registration form, can be downloaded at the bottom of the page.
Voter Registration 101
Make A Clear Ask
A clear ask is a direct and friendly ask. Ex. “Is your voter registration up to date? Can I sign you up today? It’s quick and easy.”
Fill Out The Form
Make sure to hit all highlighted sections using black ink. The voter may need assistance so provide help as needed.
Review The Form
Review form for any mistakes and missing information. Check especially for identifying information, address, phone number and signature.
Return Completed Forms
Collecting and turning in forms ensures the individual completes the process. Make sure to return the completed form to the County Clerk’s office.
Tips for Success
Make a clear and friendly ask
- Asking someone if their voter registration is up to date is more likely to get them to stop and work with you to update or register for the first time.
Pick a good location
- Stay in high traffic areas where you can hit higher populations of new voters or voters who may have recently moved. If a location is not lively, feel free to move on a scope out a new place.
Recruit friends to join you
- Two clipboards are better than one! Bringing along a friend helps when there is a large flow of people.
Be sure the forms are accurate and that completed forms are timely returned to the clerk.
- Always double check the form to make sure the necessary sections are complete, skipping a required section can invalidate a form and prevent the voter from becoming registered.
If a voter is unsure if they are registered or updated:
- Visit https://www.voterview.ar-nova.org/ and select “Registration Information.” Then have the person type in their name and date of birth.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Who can register to vote?
A U.S. Citizen who is at least 18 years old on or before November 6th 2018
Do you have to have a permanent shelter to vote?
No, individuals experiencing homelessness may register to vote using a map of the intersection nearest to the area they live.
Are you allowed to vote if you have a felony?
Yes, as long as the individual has completed their time served and supervision, as well as paid fees/fines/restitution, they may provide proof to the county clerk and register in person at the clerk’s office.
What does a person do if they’ve moved or changed their address?
The person should register to vote with their new name and/or new address.
Do you need an ID?
Voters do NOT need a photo ID to register. Voters can use any U.S. or Arkansas issued government photo ID to meet the requirement when voting. If a voter does not have a valid photo ID they can obtain a free voter ID card from their county clerk or the Secretary of State. If a voter does not have photo ID at the time of voting, they can cast a provisional ballot that should still count.
Where to call for more information?
For more information call the Election Protection Hotline: 866-OUR-VOTE (866-687-8683)
Para ayuda o más información: 479-763-2822