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Quick facts -- Arkansas Voting
  • Same Day Registration :    No
  • Voter Registration deadline :   30 day(s) before election
  • Early Voting :    Yes   --    Voting By Absentee Ballot :   Yes
  • Voter Id Requirement :   Yes
  • Electoral Votes:   6
  • U.S Congressional District(s):    4 (Change:0)

Census Data -- AR

Population2,937,979
Population Under 1824.20%
Population over 6414.60%
Population between 18 and 6461.20%
Percentage of White74.20%
Percentage of Black15.60%
Percentage of Hispanic6.60%
Percentage of Asian1.30%
Percentage of Native American0.90%
Percentage of Native Hawaiian0.20%
Pecentage below poverty18.00%
Total Fed. Spending$0
Voter Registration Stats
Total Registered: 1,601,874
Active: 1,324,112
Inactive: 277,762
As of: 04/19/2013
Who Can Register To Vote in Arkansas?

Registration Deadlines

  • You must submit your application to an official voter registration agency or mail it no later than 30 days prior to an election in which you wish to vote. The postmark on a mail-in application will be considered the submission date.
  • If you completed your application at a voter registration drive, the organizers must submit it to the county clerk or Secretary of State's office within 21 days of the date on the application or no later than 30 days prior to the next election.
  • If you submit your application close to an election registration deadline, you are strongly advised to follow up on your registration status with your county clerk before Election Day.
  • If an election deadline is looming, there is one method of application that will ensure your eligibility: apply in person with your county clerk.
  • If you have not received verification from your county clerk, be sure to confirm your registration BEFORE Election Day.

To register to vote in the State of Arkansas, an individual must meet the following qualifications:

  • Be a United States Citizen
  • Be an Arkansas resident (residing in Arkansas at least 30 days prior to the first election in which you will vote).
  • Be age 18 or turn 18 on or before the next election.
  • Not be a convicted felon whose sentence has not been discharged or pardoned.
  • Not be presently adjudged as mentally incompetent as to your ability to vote by a court of competent jurisdiction.

How Do I Know I'm Registered?

  • Consider yourself registered when- and only when- you receive an acknowledgment from your county clerk. This could take several weeks, regardless of your method of application.
  • Never assume you are registered to vote until you have received this acknowledgment.
  • Call your county clerk after two weeks and inquire about the status of your application.
  • Check your voter registration status online by visiting www.voterview.org.

Fill out an application to register to vote at your local:

  • County clerk's office in your home county
  • State Revenue Office, Driver Services (pick up a paper form or ask for your information to be transmitted electronically)
  • Public library or Arkansas State Library
  • Public assistance agency
  • Disability agency
  • Military recruitment office
  • Arkansas National Guard

If Not Registered - Apply by mail. Obtain an application from:

  • Your county clerk
  • Secretary of State Elections Division, 1-800-247-3312
  • Arkansas Secretary of State


Election Offices In arkansas

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AR:
Election OfficePhoneAddress
Arkansas county 870-946-0721 Fax: 870-946-4399 101 Court Square De Witt, AR 72042 Phone: 870-946-4349
Ashley county 870-853-2020 Fax: 870-853-2082 205 East Jefferson Street Hamburg, AR 71646
Baxter county 870-425-3475 Fax: 870-424-5105 1 East Seventh Street, Suite 103 Mountain Home, AR 72653
Benton county 479-271-1013 Fax: 479-271-1019 215 Central Avenue Bentonville, AR 72712
Boone county 870-741-8428 Fax: 870-741-9724 100 North Main Street, Suite 201 Harrison, AR 72601
Bradley county 870-226-3464 Fax: 870-226-8404 101 East Cedar Warren, AR 71671-2744
Calhoun county 870-798-2517 Fax: 870-798-2428 Post Office Box 1175 Hampton, AR 71744-1175
Carroll county 870-423-2022 Fax: 870-423-7400 210 West Church Street Berryville, AR 72616-4222
Chicot county 870-265-8000 Fax: 870-265-8006 108 Main Street Lake Village, AR 71653-1965
Clark county 870-246-4491 Fax: 870-246-6505 401 Clay Street Arkadelphia, AR 71923-6100
Clay county 870-598-2813 Fax: 870-598-2813 151 South Second Avenue Piggott, AR 72454-2618
Cleburne county 501-362-4620 Fax: 501-362-4622 301 West Main Street Heber Springs, AR 72543-3016
Cleveland county 870-325-6521 Fax: 870-325-6144 Post Office Box 368 Rison, AR 71665-0368
Columbia county 870-235-3774 Fax: 870-235-3773 One Court Square, Suite 1 Magnolia, AR 71753-3599
Conway county 501-354-9621 Fax: 501-354-9610 117 South Moose Street Morrilton, AR 72110-3400
Craighead county 870-933-4520 Fax: 870-933-4514 511 South Main Street, Room 202 Jonesboro, AR 72401
Crawford county 479-474-1312 Fax: 479-471-3236 300 Main Street, Room 7 Van Buren, AR 72956
Crittenden county 870-739-4434 Fax: 870-739-3072 100 Court Square Marion, AR 72364
Cross county 870-238-5735 Fax: 870-238-5739 705 East Union Street Wynne, AR 72396
Dallas county 870-352-2307 Fax: 870-352-7179 206 West Third Street Fordyce, AR 71742
Desha county 870-877-2323 Fax: 870-877-3413 Post Office Box 218 Arkansas City, AR 71630
Drew county 870-460-6260 Fax: 870-460-6246 210 South Main Street Monticello, AR 71655
Faulkner county 501-450-4909 Fax: 501-450-4938 801 Locust Street Conway, AR 72034
Franklin county 479-667-3607 Fax: 479-667-3611 211 West Commercial Ozark, AR 72949
Fulton county 870-895-3310 Fax: 870-895-3383 Post Office Box 485 Salem, AR 72576
Garland county 501-622-3610 Fax: 501-624-0665 501 Ouachita Avenue, Room 103 Hot Springs, AR 71901
Grant county 870-942-2631 Fax: 870-942-3564 101 West Center, Room 106 Sheridan, AR 72150
Greene county 870-239-6345 Fax: 870-239-6320 320 West Court Street, Room 102 Paragould, AR 72450
Hempstead county 870-777-2241 Fax: 870-777-7829 Post Office Box 1420 Hope, AR 71802
Hot spring county 501-332-2291 Fax: 501-332-2221 210 Locust Street Malvern, AR 72104
Howard county 870-845-7502 Fax: 870-845-7505 421 North Main Street, Room 10 Nashville, AR 71852
Independence county 870-793-8828 Fax: 870-793-8831 192 East Main Steet Batesville, AR 72501
Izard county 870-368-4316 Fax: 870-368-4748 Post Office Box 95 Melbourne, AR 72556
Jackson county 870-523-7420 Fax: 870-523-7406 208 Main Street Newport, AR 72112
Jefferson county 870-541-5322 Fax: 870-541-5324 Post Office Box 6317 Pine Bluff, AR 71601
Johnson county 479-754-3967 Fax: 479-754-2286 Post Office Box 57 Clarksville, AR 72830
Lafayette county 870-921-4633 Fax: 870-921-4505 3rd and Spruce Streets Lewisville, AR 71845
Lawrence county 870-886-1111 Fax: 870-886-1122 Post Office Box 526 Walnut Ridge, AR 72476
Lee county 870-295-7715 Fax: 870-295-7783 15 East Chestnut Street, Room 4 Marianna, AR 72360
Lincoln county 870-628-5114 Fax: 870-628-5794 300 South Drew Street Star City, AR 71667
Little river county 870-898-7208 Fax: 870-898-2860 351 North Second Street Ashdown, AR 71822
Logan county 479-963-2618 Fax: 479-963-9017 25 West Walnut, Room 25 Paris, AR 72855
Lonoke county 501-676-2368 Fax: 501-676-2423 301 North Center Street Lonoke, AR 72086
Madison county 479-738-2747 Fax: 479-738-2735 201 West main Street, Suite 202, Post Office Box 37 Huntsville, AR 72740
Marion county 870-449-6226 Fax: 870-449-4979 Post Office Box 385 Yellville, AR 72687
Miller county 870-774-1501 Fax: 870-773-4090 400 Laurel Street, Room 105 Texarkana, AR 71854
Mississippi county 870-762-2411 Fax: 870-838-7784 200 West Walnut Street Blytheville, AR 72315
Monroe county 870-747-3632 Fax: 870-747-5961 123 Madison Street Clarendon, AR 72029
Montgomery county 870-867-3521 Fax: 870-867-2177 105 Highway 270 East, Post Office Box 369 Mount Ida, AR 71957
Nevada county 870-887-2710 Fax: 870-887-5795 215 East 2nd Street Prescott, AR 71857
Newton county 870-446-5125 Fax: 870-446-5755 100 East Court Street, Post Office Box 410 Jasper, AR 72641
Ouachita county 870-837-2220 Fax: 870-837-2217 Post Office Box 1041 Camden, AR 71711
Perry county 501-889-5126 Fax: 501-889-5759 310 West Main Street Perryville, AR 72126
Phillips county 870-338-5505 Fax: 870-338-5509 620 Cherry Street, Suite 202 Helena, AR 72342
Pike county 870-285-2743 Fax: 870-285-3900 Post Office Box 218 Murfreesboro, AR 71958
Poinsett county 870-578-4412 Fax: 870-578-2441 401 Market Street Harrisburg, AR 72432
Polk county 479-394-8123 Fax: 479-394-8115 507 Church Avenue Mena, AR 71953
Pope county 479-968-6064 Fax: 479-967-2291 102 West Main Street, Suite 6 Russellville, AR 72801
Prairie county 870-256-4434 Fax: 870-256-4434 200 Courthouse Square, Suite 104 Des Arc, AR 72040
Pulaski county 501-340-8500 Fax: 501-340-8340 Post Office Box 2659 Little Rock, AR 72203
Randolph county 870-892-5822 Fax: 870-892-5829 101 East Broadway, Suite A Pocahontas, AR 72455
Saline county 501-303-5630 Fax: 501-776-2412 215 North Main, Suite 9 Benton, AR 72015
Scott county 479-637-2642 Fax: 479-637-0124 190 West 1st St. Box 10, Post Office Box 2165 Waldron, AR 72958
Searcy county 870-448-3807 Fax: 870-448-5005 Post Office Box 998 Marshall, AR 72650
Sebastian county 479-782-5065 Fax: 479-784-1567 35 South Sixth Street, Room 102 Fort Smith, AR 72901
Sevier county 870-642-2852 Fax: 870-642-3896 115 North Third Street, Room 102 DeQueen, AR 71832
Sharp county 870-994-7361 Fax: 870-994-7712 Post Office Box 307 Ash Flat, AR 72513
St. francis county 870-261-1725 Fax: 870-630-1210 Post Office Box 1653 Forrest City, AR 72336
Stone county 870-269-5550 Fax: 870-269-9058 107 West Main Street, Suite D Mountain View, AR 72560
Union county 870-864-1910 Fax: 870-864-1927 101 North Washington Street, Suite 102 El Dorado, AR 71730
Van buren county 501-745-4140 Fax: 501-745-7400 1414 Highway 65 S, Suite 131 Clinton, AR 72031
Washington county 479-444-1711 Fax: 479-444-1894 280 North College, Suite 300 Fayetteville, AR 72701
White county 501-279-6204 Fax: 501-279-6260 315 North Spruce Street Searcy, AR 72143
Woodruff county 870-347-2871 Fax: 870-347-2608 500 North Third Street Augusta, AR 72006
Yell county 479-495-4850 Fax: 479-495-4875 Post Office Box 219 Danville, AR 72833
  • Annual School Board Election - September 16,2014
  • Annual School Board Runoff Election - October 7,2014
  • November General Election Day - November 4,2014
  • General Runoff Election Day - November 25,2014

Check state complete events calendar - Deadlines,ID requirements,Poll Hours ...


Voting By Absentee Ballot In Arkansas

To receive an absentee ballot you need to request to have an absentee ballot application mailed to you. Contact your County Clerk in the county where you are registered to vote

To be qualified to vote an absentee ballot, you must meet one of the following criteria:

  • You will be unavoidably absent from your polling site on election day, OR
  • You will be unable to attend your polling site on election day due to illness or physical disability, OR
  • You are a member of the U.S. armed forces, merchant marines or the spouse or a dependant family member, OR
  • A U.S. citizen whose temporary residence is in Arkansas but is temporarily living outside the territorial limits of the United States.

Deadline for Submission of Application:

  • In Person: by close of business the day BEFORE the election
  • By Designated Bearer: by close of business the day BEFORE the election (Designated Bearer is anyone you choose to pick up or deliver your application or ballot)
  • By Mail or by Electronic Means: by 7 days before the election
  • By Authorized Agent: by 1:30 p.m. ON election day.

Deadline for Delivery of Voted Ballot to County Clerk:

  • In Person: by close of business the day BEFORE the election
  • By Designated Bearer: by 7:30 p.m. ON election day
  • By Mail: received at clerks office by 7:30 p.m. ON election day
  • By Authorized Agent: by 7:30 p.m. ON election day

Voting Guide for Military and Overseas Voters

  • For Arkansas voters serving in active duty in the military or those temporarily residing overseas, this is a one-stop resource on how to vote an absentee ballot, including any special requirements or guidelines that may apply to you. Here you'll find out how to become a registered voter, as well as how to request ballot materials and make sure your ballot is processed in a timely fashion.

College Student Voting In Arkansas

Students can establish residency in Arkansas if they have a present intention to remain at their Arkansas school address for the time being, and they intend to make it their principal home.Any other interpretation of the residency law is unconstitutional.In order to vote at your school address, you must not currently intend to return to live in another county or state and you must ensure that your voter registration is up to date with your current school address. Voting in Arkansas may be considered a declaration of residency, potentially making you subject to other laws that govern state residents

Students who lived in Arkansas before moving elsewhere to attend school, and who wish to establish or keep their Arkansas voting residency (i.e., their parents' Arkansas address), should have no problem doing so.[11] Like most states, Arkansas allows students to keep their voting residency even if they move out of the district to attend school, and the only way you will lose this residency is by establishing residency in a new state. While registering to vote in another state is not automatically considered an abandonment residency in Arkansas, some judges or officials might view it as such. If you have established residency in another state and are moving back to Arkansas with the intent to reside here again, you will have to follow the normal registration procedures to re-register in Arkansas.

Mover's Guide: Arkansas

Under federal law, if you move within 30 days of a presidential election, you are allowed to vote for President and Vice President in your former state of residence, either in person or by absentee ballot.

If you moved to Arkansas from another state, you must register to vote in Arkansas to be able to vote.The last day to register in time to vote in the next election is thirty days before the election. If you moved from out of state, you may register to vote the same day you become a resident of the State of Arkansas.

If you moved within your county, you should complete a mail-in registration form or go to a voter registration agency to update your address. If you moved to a new address that is covered by the same polling place as your old address, you can vote at that polling place after confirming your change of address. This is true regardless of how close to the election you moved.

If you moved to a new address within the same county and congressional district but with a different polling place, you are entitled to vote a regular ballot at the polling place for your new address after confirmation from the county clerk that you are registered in the county and congressional district. You must confirm your current address, fill out a new voter registration application form and sign the voter registration list.

If you moved to another county within the state, you should complete a new registration form to update your registration records. If you moved to a new address in a different county or a different congressional district, you should transfer your registration to your new address by contacting your county clerk or completing a new registration form.

Arkansas Political Parties

  • Constitution Party of Arkansas
  • 10258 Thunder Road, WC46 Fayetteville, AR 72701-9477 Phone: 479-790-6457
    E-mail: chairman@cparkansas.com
    Website: http://www.cparkansas.org/
  • Democratic Party of Arkansas
  • 1300 West Capitol Avenue Little Rock, AR 72201 Phone: 501-374-2361 Fax: 501-376-8409
    E-mail: info@arkdems.org
    Website: http://www.arkdems.org/
  • Green Party of Arkansas
  • 3610 Lilac Terrace Little Rock, AR 72202 Phone: 479-738-1077
    E-mail: mswaney@madisoncounty.net
    Website: http://arkgreens.kk5.org/
  • Libertarian Party of Arkansas
  • PO Box 46730 Little Rock, AR 72214 Phone: 501-291-2542 Fax: 657-202-3769
    E-mail: info@lpar.org
    Website: http://www.lpar.org
  • Little Rock New Party
  • 2101 Main Street Little Rock, AR 72206 Phone: 501-374-1190
    E-mail: newparty@newparty.org
    Website: http://www.newparty.org/
  • Reform Party of Arkansas

  • E-mail: rpar@rpusa.info
    Website: http://reformpartyar.org/
  • Republican Party of Arkansas
  • 1201 West 6th Street Little Rock, AR 72201-3019 Phone: 501-372-7301 Fax: 501-372-1656
    E-mail: info@arkansasgop.org
    Website: http://www.arkansasgop.org/
State Congress

Recent Arkansas Key Votes :


Bill Passed in State Congress

  • Senate
  • Passage -- Limits Eligibility for School Employee Health Insurance Program (HB 1003)
  • Passage -- Amends Teacher Health Insurance Laws (HB 1004)
  • Passage -- 2014-2015 Department of Human Services Budget (SB 111)
  • Passage With Amendment -- Amends State Income Tax Brackets and Rates (HB 1585)
  • Concurrence Vote -- Authorizes Private Purchase of Health Insurance with Federal Funds (SB 1020)
  • Passage -- Authorizes Private Purchase of Health Insurance with Federal Funds (SB 1020)
  • Passage With Amendment -- Amends Campaign Contribution Laws (HJR 1009)
  • Passage -- Appropriates Funds for Private Health Insurance Purchases (HB 1219)
  • Passage -- Appropriates Funds for Steel Mill Project (HB 1870)
  • Passage -- Reduces Concealed Carry License Application Fee (HB 1329)
  • Passage -- Authorizes Sale of Unpasteurized Whole Milk (HB 1536)
  • Passage -- Classifies the Office of Prosecuting Attorney as Nonpartisan (HB 1855)
  • Passage -- Reduces Maximum Weekly Unemployment Benefit Amounts (SB 875)
  • Passage -- Requires Drug Testing for Unemployment Benefits (SB 38)
  • House
  • Passage -- Amends Teacher Health Insurance Laws (HB 1004)
  • Passage -- Limits Eligibility for School Employee Health Insurance Program (HB 1003)
  • Passage -- 2014-2015 Department of Human Services Budget (SB 111)
  • Concurrence Vote -- Amends State Income Tax Brackets and Rates (HB 1585)
  • Passage -- Amends State Income Tax Brackets and Rates (HB 1585)
  • Concurrence Vote -- Amends Campaign Contribution Laws (HJR 1009)
  • Passage -- Amends Campaign Contribution Laws (HJR 1009)
  • Passage With Amendment -- Authorizes Private Purchase of Health Insurance with Federal Funds (SB 1020)
  • Passage -- Appropriates Funds for Private Health Insurance Purchases (HB 1219)
  • Passage -- Reduces Concealed Carry License Application Fee (HB 1329)
  • Passage -- Appropriates Funds for Steel Mill Project (HB 1870)
  • Passage -- Authorizes Sale of Unpasteurized Whole Milk (HB 1536)
  • Override of Veto -- Requires Photo Identification to Vote (SB 2)

Bill Failed in State Congress

  • Senate
  • Passage -- Requires Racial Impact Statement For Crime Bills (SB 1093)
  • House
  • Passage -- 2014-2015 Department of Human Services Budget (SB 111)
  • Passage -- Appropriates Funds for Private Health Insurance Purchases (HB 1219)
  • Passage -- Prohibits the Closure of Schools Based on Student Enrollment for 2 Years (HB 1938)
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Arkansas Congressional Districts
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History

  • Date of Statehood: June 15, 1836
  • Population 1850: 209,897
  • Population 1900: 1,311,564
  • Population 1950: 1,909,511
Geography
Capital Little Rock
Largest City Little Rock
Second Largest City Fort Smith
Persons per square mile 51

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