State of Arkansas Voting Requirements & Information

Statewide Voter Information

U.S. Domestic Voters

General Information


You can register to vote or update your registration information:

  • by mail
  • at the county clerk’s office in your home county
  • at a State Revenue Office, Driver Services
  • at a public library or Arkansas state library
  • at a public assistance or disability agency
  • at a military recruitment office
  • at the Arkansas National Guard
  • with the Secretary of State Elections Division

You must be an Arkansas resident at least 30 days prior to the first election in which you vote.

Election Day Voting

Polling places are open from 7:30am to 7:30pm on Election Day.

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Early Voting

Depending on the type of election being conducted, you may vote early during the 7 or 15 days prior to Election Day.

In most counties, early voting is conducted at the county clerk’s office. In counties with off-site early voting (a location other than the county clerk’s office), local newspapers will publish the designated sites and early voting hours.

During a preferential primary or a general election, early voting is available between the hours of 8am to 6pm Monday through Friday, and 10am to 4pm Saturday, ending at 5pm on the Monday before the election.

Absentee Voting

To be qualified to vote via an absentee ballot, you must meet ONE of the following criteria:

  • 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
  • A U.S. citizen whose residence is in Arkansas but is temporarily living outside the territorial limits of the United States

You may return your ballot by mail or electronically to the country clerk by seven days before the election. If you, a designated bearer, or administrator return your ballot in person, you must do so by the close of business the Friday before the election. On election day, an authorized agent may deliver your ballot by 1:30pm if you are a patient at a hospital, nursing home, or long-term care/residential care facility licensed by the state. This authorized agent must file an affidavit from the administrative head of a hospital or nursing home that verifies this information. Designated bearers and authorized agents can only pick up and submit ballots for two voters per election. They must show a current photo ID and sign an oath at the county clerk’s office.

General Information