How to register | Voter registration deadline | ID and other requirements | Absentee and early voting
Not sure what you’re registering for? Here’s an explainer on U.S. elections.
You’ll need to show a photo ID issued by Arkansas or the U.S. government. A college/university ID from an Arkansas school counts. You can show an ID that is up to 4 years expired.
If you don’t have an ID, you’re allowed to go to the polls and request what’s called a “provisional ballot,” which means you promise to show ID at a later date (or else your vote won’t count).
You can vote no matter how long you’ve lived in Arkansas.
You can vote early in person 15 to 7 days before the election. Early voting locations might differ by county. Find your local polling place.
You can vote absentee by mail if you’re going to be out of town on Election Day or if you’re physically unable to make it to the polls. You’ll need to fill out an absentee ballot application and send it or deliver it to your county clerk.
You need to mail your application for an absentee ballot 7 days before the election, and your completed ballot has to arrive by Election Day. If you’re delivering your application/absentee ballot in person, there are some special rules to follow.
Military/overseas voters can also get a ballot through the Federal Voting Assistance Program.