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Arkansas: Voter Guide
Voting Information // Arkansas

Automatic voter registration

Online voter registration

Pre-registration before turning 18

Number of days prior to election a voter must be registered is 15 days or less

Online voter registration closes 15 days or less before Election Day

Registration drives

Same day registration offered in all elections

Same day registration located at polling place

Same day registration offered only during early voting


All mail voting

In-person early voting

Amount of early voting days is higher than 7

Election day is a state holiday

No-excuse mail voting

12+ hours of open polls

Paid time off work to vote

Time off work to vote


Felons can vote after incarceration with completion of sentence

Felons can vote immediately after incarceration

Felons can vote while incarcerated

No ID required to vote

Mental competency not required to register

Non-photo ID required to vote

Photo-ID required to vote

Upcoming Elections

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Voting Qualifications

Not considered mentally incompetent by a court of competent jurisdiction
Not a convicted felon whose sentence has not been discharged or pardoned
Resident of Arkansas
United States Citizen
18+ Years of Age


In Person - 
30 days before Election Day
Mail - 
Postmarked 30 days before Election Day
In Person - 
Application delivered by 1 day before Election Day
Mail - 
Delivered by Election Day
Mail - 
Application delivered by 7 days before Election Day
In Person - 
Delivered by close of business the Friday before Election Day
In Person - 
Between 1 and 15 days before Election Day

More Information

In a primary election, you must state the party primary in which you wish to vote. If you don’t wish to cast a party ballot, you may choose to vote in the nonpartisan races only (which may include judicial and prosecuting attorney races, and other local issues such as tax increases). In a primary election, you’re allowed to vote only one party’s ballot or the nonpartisan ballot. The election official records which party’s ballot you choose.

You may vote by absentee ballot in Arkansas if:

  • You will be unavoidably absent from your polling site on Election Day
  • You will be unable to attend your polling site on Election Day due to illness or physical disability
  • You are a member of the U.S. armed forces, merchant marines or the spouse or a dependent family member
  • You are a U.S. citizen whose permanent residence is in Arkansas but who is temporarily living outside the United States

If you’re voting in person in Arkansas, you will need to provide a photo ID that is issued by the United States, state of Arkansas, or a college in Arkansas (such as a driver’s license, passport, military ID, public benefit card, or student ID) at the time that you vote.

Arkansas voters no longer have the option to vote provisionally if they do not have a photo ID. They must return to the county clerk’s office the Monday after election day with a photo ID in order for their vote to be counted.