TIME OFF FOR VOTING
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).
2014 Important Events Calendar
|March 2014 Dates|
| Independent Filing deadline for General Election by noon||March 3, 2014 -|
| Filing deadline for primary Ballot access by noon||March 3, 2014|
|April 2014 Dates|
| Deadline to apply to register to vote for the May 20,2014 Primary Election||April 21, 2014|
|May 2014 Dates|
| Deadline to apply to register to vote for the General Primary Runoff Election||May 12, 2014|
| Preferential Primary Election, Nonpartisan Election||May 20, 2014|
|June 2014 Dates|
| Congressional Primary RunOff||June 10, 2014|
|July 2014 Dates|
| Deadline to apply to register to vote for the Municipal Party Election ||July 14, 2014|
|August 2014 Dates|
| Municipal Party Primary Election (City Administrator)||August 12, 2014|
| Deadline to apply to register to vote in the Annual School Election||August 19, 2014|
|September 2014 Dates|
| Last day to register to vote for the Annual School Board Runoff Election||September 8, 2014|
| Early voting begins for the Annual School Election.||September 10, 2014|
| Deadline for a voter to participate in early voting for the Annual School Election. ||September 15, 2014 -|
| Deadline for a voter to deliver an absentee ballot to the county clerk not later than the close of regular business hours.||September 15, 2014|
| Deadline for the county clerk to receive delivery of absentee ballots by mail(excluding overseas), or by hand-delivery from the designated bearer, administrator or authorized agent of the voter.||September 16, 2014 -|
| Annual School Board Election||September 16, 2014|
| Deadline for the county board of election commissioners (CBEC) to deliver absentee ballots to the county clerk for mailing to all qualified applicants for the General Election.||September 18, 2014 -|
| Deadline for September 16th Election\'s absentee ballots of overseas voters or armed services personnel serving in active status to be received by the county clerk no later than 5:00 p.m.||September 26, 2014|
| Early voting begins for the Annual School Runoff Election.||September 30, 2014 -|
|October 2014 Dates|
| Last date for the school board to publish polling site locations for the Annual School Runoff Election. ||October 4, 2014 -|
| Annual School Runoff Election: Deadline for a voter to deliver a ballot in person to the county clerk is no later than the close of regular business hours.||October 6, 2014|
| Deadline to apply to register to vote for the November 4,2014 Election||October 6, 2014|
| Deadline for a voter to participate in early voting for the Annual School Runoff Election.||October 6, 2014|
| Annual School Board Runoff Election||October 7, 2014|
| Deadline for the county clerk to receive delivery of the ballots by mail(excluding overseas), the designated bearer, administrator or authorized agent of thevoter for the Annual School Runoff Election.||October 7, 2014|
| Early voting begins for the General Election between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. on Saturday. Early voting ends at 5:00 pm on the Monday prior to the election.||October 20, 2014 -|
| Deadline to apply to register to vote in the General Runoff Election.||October 26, 2014|
| Deadline for the county clerk to receive absentee ballot applications by mail, fax or electronic mail for the General Election.||October 28, 2014 -|
|November 2014 Dates|
| Last day for voter to participate in early voting. Early voting closes at 5:00 p.m. on the Monday before the election.||November 3, 2014 -|
| Deadline for the voter to personally deliver absentee ballots to the county clerk is no later than the close of regular business hours on the day before the election.||November 3, 2014|
| Deadline for the county clerk to receive delivery of absentee ballots by mail(excluding overseas), or by hand-delivery from the designated bearer, administrator orauthorized agent of the absentee voter.||November 4, 2014 -|
| November General Election Day||November 4, 2014|
| Deadline for absentee ballots of overseas voters or armed services personnelserving in active status to be received by the county clerk no later than 5:00 p.m. for the General Election.||November 14, 2014 -|
| Early voting for the general runoff election shall be available to any qualified elector who applies to the county clerk during regular office hours, beginning seven (7) days before the election and ending on the day before the election day||November 18, 2014|
| General Runoff Election: Last day for voter to participate in early voting. Early voting closes at 5:00 p.m. on the Monday before the election.||November 24, 2014 -|
| GENERAL RUNOFF ELECTION (For county and municipal officers ONLY,
excludes municipal officers or members of boards for a city manager form of
government)||November 25, 2014|
How can I find my polling location?
If you do not know where your polling place is,you can use www.sos.arkansas.gov to find your polling place.
If you have any issues or questions, please contact your County Clerk
Poll Hours: 7:30 AM-7:30 PM
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 BY
contacting your registrar office .
What to Expect When Voting
- An election official will ask you to state your name and address and confirm your date of birth.
- The election official will ask you to provide identification. The following documents are acceptable: a current and valid photo ID or a copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, or other government document that shows the name and address of the voter.
- If you're unable to provide ID, the election official will note it on the Precinct Voter Registration List, and you may vote a regular ballot.
- If you registered by mail after January 1, 2003, and did not submit the required ID with your voter registration application, you may be required to show ID to vote a regular ballot. If you don't present ID, the election official will instruct you on voting a Provisional Ballot.
- In a primary election, you must state the party primary in which you wish to vote. If you do not wish to cast a party ballot, you may choose to vote only in the non-partisan races (which may include judicial contests, tax increases and other local issues).
- In a primary election, you are allowed to vote only one party's ballot or the non-partisan judicial ballot. The election official records which party's ballot you choose.
- Next, you will sign the Precinct Voter Registration List, and the election official will add your name to the list of voters.
- The election official will give you a ballot or direct you to a voting machine.
- After setting the voting machine, or handing you a paper ballot, the poll worker will leave you in private. You are allotted 5 minutes to vote.
- You will go alone to a voting booth and mark your ballot. You are allotted 5 minutes to vote.
- If you vote a paper ballot, you will deposit it into the ballot box or an electronic scanner.
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