Printable versions of this information, and a guide for conducting a voter registration drive, is available at the bottom of this page.
Primary & Judicial Election Day: Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Primary Runoff: Tuesday, June 19, 2018
Election Day is Tuesday, November 6, 2018
Early voting begins October 22, 2018
Deadline to register is October 9, 2018
  • 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, & appropriate accommodations. 
  • You may ask for help from poll workers or bring one person of your choice to assist you.
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.
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. 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.
  • Check your voter registration status at least 30 days before the election. 
  • Vote early before Election Day using early voting.
  • If you plan to vote at the polls, locate your polling place in advance. 
  • Vote early or early in the day to avoid the last-minute rush.
You can check your registration status by contacting your county clerk (contact info can be found at or accessing Arkansas voter view at
FOR HELP OR MORE INFORMATION: Election Protection Hotline: 866-OUR-VOTE (866-687-8683) or


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