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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).

2015 Important Events Calendar

EventDate
January 2015 Dates
Special Primary Election: 7 DAYS PRIOR TO THE SPECIAL PRIMARY ELECTION Early Voting Begins for Special Primary ElectionJanuary 6, 2015 -
Special Primary Election: Deadline for the county clerk to receive absentee ballot applications by mail,fax , or email for the Special Primary Election. January 6, 2015
Primary: 30 DAYS P RI OR TO THE SPECIAL PRIMARY RUNOFF ELECTION Deadline to register to vote to participate in the Special Primary Runoff Election. January 11, 2015
Special Primary: Last day for voter to participate in early voting (early voting closes at the time the county clerk’s office regularly closes on the day before the election).January 12, 2015
1DAY PRIOR TO THE SPECIAL PRIMARY ELECTION Deadline for the county clerk to receive applications for absentee ballots for the Special Primary Election from the voter, designated bearer,or administrator,no later than the time the county clerk’s officeJanuary 12, 2015 -
Special Primary: Deadline for the voter to personally deliver absentee ballots to the county clerk, no later than the time the county clerk’s office regularly closes.January 12, 2015
Governor-Elect, Asa Hutchinson, Inauguration DateJanuary 13, 2015 -
SPECIAL PRIMARY: ELECTION DAYPolls open 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. January 13, 2015
10 DAYS AFTER THE SPECIAL PRIMARY ELECTION5:00 p.m.-Deadline for 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. for theSpecial Primary Election.January 23, 2015 -
Primary Runoff: 7 DAYS PRIOR TO THE BEGINNING OF EARLY VOTING FOR THE SPECIAL PRIMARY RUNOFF ELECTION January 27, 2015
February 2015 Dates
Primary Runoff: Deadline for the county clerk to receive absentee ballot applications by mail, fax or electronic mail for the Special Primary Runoff Election. February 3, 2015 -
Primary Runoff: 7 DAYS PRIOR TO THE SPECIAL PRIMARY RUNOFF ELECTION Early Voting Begins for Special Primary Runoff Election.February 3, 2015
Primary Runoff: 1 DAY PRIOR TO THE SPECIAL PRIMARY RUNOFF ELECTION 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.February 9, 2015 -
Primary Runoff: 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.February 9, 2015
SPECIAL PRIMARY RUNOFF: ELECTION Polls open 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. February 10, 2015
March 2015 Dates
Special Election: 30 DAYS PRIOR TO THE SPECIAL ELECTIONDeadline to apply to register to vote in the Special Election. March 15, 2015
April 2015 Dates
Special: Deadline for the county clerk to receive absentee ballot applications by mail, fax or electronic mail for the Special Election. April 7, 2015 -
Special: 7 DAYS PRIOR TO THE SPECIAL ELECTIONEarly Voting Begins for Special Election.April 7, 2015
Special: 1 DAY PRIOR TO THE SPECIAL ELECTION Last day for voter to participate in early voting. Early voting closes at 5:00 p.m. on the Monday before the election.April 13, 2015 -
SPECIAL: ELECTION DAYPolls open 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. April 14, 2015
August 2015 Dates
Deadline to apply to register to vote for September 15 ElectionAugust 17, 2015
September 2015 Dates
Deadline to apply to register to vote for October 6 Runoff ElectionSeptember 7, 2015
Annual School Board ElectionSeptember 15, 2015
October 2015 Dates
Annual School Board Runoff ElectionOctober 6, 2015

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

Arkansas: Voting at the Polls on Election Day

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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