Arkansas Elections Schedule
Poll Hours: 7:30 AM-7:30 PM
2016 Election Dates and Deadlines
March 1, 2016 - Preferential Primary Election and Nonpartisan Election
|Deadline to apply to register to vote for March 1 Elections||February 1, 2016|
|First day designated bearers can pick up absentee ballots(max 2). ||February 15, 2016|
|Early voting begins for Preferential Primary Election and Nonpartisan Election between 8:00 a.m and 6:00 p.m, Monday through Friday, and 10:00 a.m to 4:00 p.m on Saturday.|
Note: Since February 15 falls on a holiday, the actual date for early voting is February 16
|February 15, 2016|
|Deadline for county clerk to receive absentee ballot applications by mail, fax or e-mail||February 23, 2016|
|Last day to participate in early voting.||February 29, 2016|
|Deadline for absentee ballots of overseas voters or armed services personnel serving in active status to be received by the county clerk ||March 11, 2016|
March 22, 2016 - General Primary Runoff Election
|Deadline to apply to register to vote for March 22 Runoff Election||February 22, 2016|
|Deadline for the county clerk to receive absentee ballot applications by mail, fax or electronic mail for the General Primary Runoff Election.||March 15, 2016|
|Early voting begins for General Primary Runoff Election and shall be available to any qualifies election who applies to the county clerk during regular office hours.||March 15, 2016|
|Last day for voter to participate in early voting. Early voting closes the day before the election day at the time the county clerk\'s office regularly closes||March 21, 2016|
|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.||March 21, 2016|
|Deadline for the county clerk to receive delivery of the ballots by mail (excluding military and overseas voters), or by the designated bearer, administrator or authorized agent of the absentee voter who is medically unable to vote at the polling site. ||March 22, 2016|
August 9, 2016 - Municipal Primary Election
|First day candidates for mayor or director may file with the city clerk a statement of candidacy and the petition for nomination.||May 11, 2016|
|Last day for candidates for mayor or director to file with the city clerk a statement of candidacy and the petition for nomination.||May 26, 2016|
|Deadline to apply to register to vote||July 11, 2016|
|Deadline for county clerk to receive absentee ballot applications by mail or electronic means for the Municipal Primary Election.||August 2, 2016|
|Early voting begins for the Municipal Primary Election||August 2, 2016|
September 20, 2016 - Annual School Board Election
|Deadline to apply to register to vote||August 22, 2016|
October 11, 2016 - Annual School Board Runoff Election
|Deadline to apply to register to vote||September 12, 2016|
November 8, 2016 - Nonpartisan General Election
|Deadline to apply to register to vote for November 8 Election||October 10, 2016|
November 29, 2016 - General Runoff Election Day
|Deadline to apply to register to vote ||October 31, 2016|
Mayoral Elections and Others
- Republican Party Caucus - To participate in the Republican caucus, people have to have been registered as Republicans
|March 5, 2016|
- 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|
Vote at your poll on Election Day from 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
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 www.voterview.org.
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Arkansas Elections: What's At Stake In 2016?
Why the 2016 Presidential Election Could Impact Your Way Of Living For Generations to Come
The 2016 Presidential Election is crucial to both Republicans and Democrats
since the next President of the United States could nominate as many as four Supreme Court justices.
As many as four seats on the Supreme Court could become vacant during the next few years with four supreme court justices over the age of 80.
This means the next president could have the power to transform the supreme court, and American law, for generations to come.
(See Election Dates and Deadlines)
The United States presidential election of 2016 is an Open Race since the Incumbent Democratic President Barack Obama is term-limited and cannot run for re-election to a third term in office.
President Obama was sworn in as the 44th President of the United States on January 20, 2009, and was sworn in for his second term on January 20, 2013.
(Browse 2016 Presidentials)
Arkansas 2016 US Senator race
In 2016, there will be a US Senator race in Arkansas. Each state elects two senators for staggered 6-year terms.One of the seats of Arkansas's two senators in the United States Senate
is up for election this Election cycle. The Incumbent US Senator is running for re-election.
Arkansas US Senator Race - Incumbent (Republican) Running
Incumbent Republican Senator, John Boozman, is running for re-election to a second term in office.
On November 2, 2010, John Boozman won the election to the United States Senate with 57.9% of the vote against the Democratic candidate, Blanche Lincoln, who came in a distant second with 37.0% of the vote.
(see current elected officials in Arkansas)
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).
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