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Upcoming Elections in Arkansas

2016 Election Dates and Deadlines

November 29,2016 - General Runoff Election Day
Voter Registration Ends: Deadline to apply to register to vote in the General Runoff Election. October 30,2016
Voter Registration Ends: Deadline to apply to register to vote October 31,2016
Early Voting/In Person Absentee voting ends: Last day for voter to participate in early voting. Early voting closes at 5:00 p.m. on the Monday before the election. November 28,2016
Absentee Ballot return deadline - In Person: Deadline for the voter to personally deliver absentee ballots to be the county clerk is no later than the close of regular business hours on the day before the election. November 28,2016
Mayoral Elections and Others
  • Conway Mayoral Election - Current Mayor: Tab Townsell - Population(58,908)
    Mayor Townsell will not seek re-election.
  • Fayetteville Mayoral Election - Current Mayor: Lioneld Jordan - Population(73,580)
  • Jonesboro Mayoral Election - Current Mayor: Harold Perrin - Population(67,263)
  • North Little Rock Mayoral Election - Current Mayor: Joe Smith - Population(62,304)
  • Pine Bluff Mayoral Election - Current Mayor: Debe Hollingsworth - Population(49,083)
  • Rogers Mayoral Election - Current Mayor: Greg Hines - Population(55,964)
  • Springdale Mayoral Election - Current Mayor: Doug Sprouse - Population(69,797)
November 8, 2016
  • Electoral College Election
December 19, 2016

Can I Take Time Off For Voting? Yes

Each employer in the state shall schedule the work hours of employees on election days so that each employee will have an opportunity to exercise the right of franchise. Any employer who fails or refuses to comply with the provisions of this section shall upon conviction be subject to a fine of not less than twenty-five dollars ($25.00) nor more than two hundred fifty dollars ($250).

Voting At The Polls On Election Day

Your precinct is determined by where you live and the polling site is assigned by your county election commission. Most local newspapers publish a list of polling sites within a few days of an election. If you received a Voter ID card from your county clerk, it may show your precinct. You can also find your location online at

ID requested; photo not required

Learn more about Voting at the Polls on Election Day

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Poll Hours: 7:30 AM-7:30 PM

Code Ann. ยง 7-5-304: The polls shall be opened at 7:30 a.m., and they shall remain open continuously until 7:30 p.m.
In all counties, when the polls close, all persons who have presented themselves for voting and who are then in line at the polling site shall be permitted to cast their votes.

How can I find my polling location?

If you do not know where your polling place is,you can use to find your polling place. If you have any issues or questions, please contact your County Clerk

Am I eligible To Vote in Arkansas?

Most States require citizens to be registered in order to vote. Make sure you understand the voter registration requirements of your State of residence. Check if you are eligible to vote in Arkansas

How/Where Do I Register To Vote in Arkansas?

Do you know how or where to register to vote in Arkansas? Click here for more information

What's on Arkansas ballot in 2016

Do you know what you are voting for in 2016? Click here to see what will be on the statewide and local ballots

Who Can Vote in Primaries in Arkansas?

Primary elections are one means by which a political party nominates candidates for the next general election. Check if you are eligible to vote in Primary Elections in Arkansas

Can I Register To Vote At The Polls On Election Day?

Do you know if Arkansas if one of the States that allow voters to register at the polls on Election day? Click here for more information

Am I eligible To Vote Absentee Ballot in Arkansas?

Most States allow voters to vote using an absentee ballot under certain circumstances. Do you know if you are eligible to vote absentee ballot and how to vote absentee ballot in Arkansas? Check on the requirements for requesting and returning an absentee ballot

If My Address Has Changed Do I Need To Re-register To Vote?

When you register to vote, your voter registration is linked to your residential address. When registered voters move, they are supposed to update their registration records with election officials before voting Check if you need to re-register to vote