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What is voter registration, and why does it matter?
Voter registration is your ticket to participating in our democracy. It ensures your eligibility to vote, making your voice heard loud and clear at the local level and across the country.
How do I register to vote?
Registering to vote in Arkansas is as straightforward as stepping to the beat of your favorite song. Just fill out the Arkansas Voter Registration Application online and we’ll mail it to your county clerk.
How can I confirm that I’m registered to vote?
Check your voter registration status by filling out a short form at this link. Yes, it’s that simple!
Where is my polling place?
Voting centers are usually located in your community, which means they’re easy to find. The Secretary of State’s website includes an online search tool that makes it even easier.
What are the voting hours?
On Election Day, voting centers in Arkansas open their doors from 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Your voice, your vote, can ring out from dawn till after dusk! You can also vote early for two weeks leading up to Election Day. But hours can vary so be sure to check the Secretary of State site for early voting information.
What should I bring with me to vote?
Arm yourself with your voice and your identification! You’ll need a valid photo ID like a driver’s license, a passport, or a free voter verification card.
What if the address on my ID doesn’t match my voting address?
Even if the address on your ID doesn’t line up with your voting address, you still hold the power to make
a difference. What matters is that your name matches.
Is there a way to vote if I can’t make it to the polling place on Election Day?
Whether you’re traveling, unable to vote in person, or prefer to vote from home, absentee voting is an excellent choice for you. Your county clerk is there to make sure your voice is heard – request your ballot, fill it out, and make sure to return it before Election Day.
How do I get my hands on a sample ballot?
Knowledge is power! About one month before Election Day sample ballots become available online. Visit the Secretary of State’s website, punch in your details, and download a ballot tailored just for you.
Do I need to vote on everything on the ballot?
You have the power to choose! You can vote on as many or as few items on the ballot as you wish. Your vote is your voice, let it echo where you want it to be heard!
Can I bring a voter’s guide or notes with me?
Of course! Bring whichever materials will help you make an informed decision. Empower yourself with the resources you need to feel confident about your vote!
What should I do if I encounter problems at the poll?
Stand firm, stand strong! If you experience any issues, you should reach out to the Election Protection Hotline at 1-866-OUR-VOTE or the Arkansas State Board of Elections.