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Arkansas voter registration guide

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Arkansas voter registration deadlines

  • Register to vote (online): N/A
  • Register to vote (by mail): Postmarked by October 5, 2020
  • Register to vote (in person): Received by October 5, 2020

Check your Arkansas voter registration status

  • If you can't remember if you're registered to vote, or you want to make sure your information is correct, you can check your Arkansas registration using the Arkansas voter registration lookup tool.
  • If you're not registered to vote, or you need to update your voter registration information, follow the instructions below.

Arkansas voter registration rules

To register in Arkansas you must:

  • be a citizen of the United States
  • be an Arkansas resident
  • be 18 years old by Election Day
  • If you have been convicted of a felony, you must have completed your entire sentence (including probation and parole) and paid any fines, fees, or restitution to register to vote. If you are re-registering to vote for the first time after your felony, you must provide proof of completion of your sentence along with a voter registration form.
  • not claim the right to vote in any other jurisdiction
  • not be deemed mentally incompetent by a court

Register to vote by mail in Arkansas

  1. Download and fill out the National Voter Registration Form.
  2. Box 6 - ID Number: Provide your Arkansas driver’s license number or non-operating identification number. If you do not have either of these numbers, provide the last 4 digits of your social security number. If you do not have any of these numbers, write “NONE” in this space.
  3. Box 7 - Choice of Party: You do not need to register with a political party in order to take part in that party's primary election, caucus, or convention.
  4. Box 8 - Race or Ethnic Group: Leave blank.
  5. Print, date, and sign the form. If you do not have a printer, you can print the form out at any local library. If you do not have a stamp, you can buy one from any grocery store: just ask the cashier to sell you one.
  6. Mail your voter registration form to the mailing address below. For faster delivery, send the form directly to your Local Election Office.
  7. Your voter registration form must be postmarked by October 5, 2020

Register to vote in person in Arkansas

  1. Contact your Local Election Office to find where to register to vote in person.
  2. You must provide your Arkansas driver's license number, state ID number, or the last four digits of your social security number with your voter registration application. You must also physically show valid ID, such as your driver's license or birth certificate.

Local Election Office

Contact your Local Election Office if you have questions about Arkansas voter registration.

Statewide election office

This is the statewide agency that is ultimately responsible for Arkansas elections. You can contact them with questions, but your Local Election Office will probably respond faster.

Secretary of State  
Voter Services  
P.O. Box 8111  
Little Rock, AR 72203‐8111