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  • Polls are open Election Day from 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
  • Early voting hours are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.
  • You have the right to vote if you are in line when polls close.
  • You have the right to an accessible polling place, an accessible voting machine and appropriate accommodations. 
  • You may ask for help from poll workers or bring one person of your choice to assist you.
QUICK TIPS FOR VOTERS
  • Check your voter registration status. 
  • If you plan to vote at the polls, locate your polling place in advance.
  • Bring a government-issued photo ID.
  • Vote early before Election Day using early voting.
  • Vote early or early in the day to avoid the last-minute rush.
Is ID required to vote?
  • YES. Arkansas poll workers will be required to request that voters present a photo ID card. This ID must show the voter’s name and photo, and must be issued by either the state or federal government. A free voter verification card is available through the Secretary of State’s office or your county clerk for any voter who does not have another ID valid for voting.
  • If you cannot show ID, you can still cast a provisional ballot that should still count unless there is some non-voter ID reason not to count the ballot.
  • The ID card must not be expired for more than four (4) years on election day. IDs that meet the requirements include a driver’s license, a photo identification card, a concealed carry handgun permit, a U.S. Passport, a student ID or employee badge from an accredited postsecondary institution, a military ID, a voter verification card, or a public assistance ID that shows a photo of the cardholder.
NOTE: Absentee voters can sign the voter’s statement swearing you are the voter and the ballot will satisfy the ID law.
 
What if I’m not on the voter list? 
  • Confirm with the poll worker that you’re at the right polling place. They will ask for your address and date of birth to verify with the county clerk that you’re a registered voter in that precinct. 
  • If you’re at the right polling place but the worker cannot confirm your information, you can cast a provisional ballot.  
What if my name differs from the precinct voter registration list?
  • You must complete a voter registration form to update your county voter registration records, but you should be allowed to vote.
What if someone challenges my right to vote?
  • Assert your right! If you cannot persuade the poll workers to accept your vote and you are voting early, you can leave and seek assistance or cast a provisional ballot. If it is Election Day, you can seek help and/or cast a provisional ballot. Election officials will rule on your ballot and determine whether to count your vote.
QUICK TIPS FOR VOTERS
  • Check your voter registration status. 
  • If you plan to vote at the polls, locate your polling place in advance.
  • Bring a government-issued photo ID.
  • Vote early before Election Day using early voting.
  • Vote early or early in the day to avoid the last-minute rush.
You can check your registration status by contacting your county clerk (http://www.arcounties.org/counties) or by accessing Arkansas voter view at: https://www.voterview.ar-nova.org
 
FOR HELP OR MORE INFORMATION: Election Protection Hotline: 866-OUR-VOTE (866-687-8683) or https://www.acluarkansas.org/get-help
 
 

 

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