Election Advisory from Arkansas Secretary of State Mark Martin

As Arkansans prepare to go to the polls for November 4th General Election, Secretary of State Mark Martin wants to remind voters of the following information.

“I want to make sure Arkansans know we are here to serve them. Our Elections Team has worked year- round with our County Clerks to prepare for this upcoming election,” said Secretary of State Mark Martin. “Our website is full of information on updated election laws, ballot issues, and a list of candidates with background information on each. We want Arkansans to head to the polls well informed on exactly what they are voting on.”

Voter Registration Deadline
October 6th is the deadline to register to vote in the general election. You can fill out an application to vote at your county clerk’s office, state revenue offices, public library or Arkansas State Library, public assistance agency, disability agency, military recruitment office, Arkansas National Guard or you can download an application from the Secretary of State’s website here and mail it to your county clerk.

Early Voting
October 20th – November 3rd contact your county clerk to find out early voting locations. You can find your county clerk’s contact information in our Voting 101 Pocket Guide by going to our website at www.sos.arkansas.gov.

Election Day Voting
Polls are open 7:30 am to 7:30 pm on Election Day. Voters choosing to head to the polls on Election Day need to remember to bring the proper form of ID and know their polling place and precinct. Voters can check their polling place and precinct as well as other important voting information by visiting www.voterview.org.

Election Ballot Issues
In total, there are 5 issues on the ballot in the November General Election. Information on ballot issues that will appear on the ballot are available for review on our website here.

Election Info
Our Voting 101 Pocket Guide has a list of important dates and deadlines. click here
Go to our Facebook and Twitter page for updates on Early Voting numbers and Election Reminders.
Our Election Night Reporting will be available with real-time results on the evening of November 4th, just click the “Election Results” tab on our website at www.sos.arkansas.gov

Absentee Voting
To be qualified to vote an absentee ballot, you must meet one of the following criteria:
· You will be unavoidably absent from your polling site on election day, OR

You will be unable to attend your polling site on election day due to illness or physical disability, OR
You are a member of the Uniformed Services, merchant marines or the spouse or a dependent family member and are away from your polling location due to the member’s active duty status, OR
A U.S. citizen whose residence is in Arkansas but is temporarily living outside the territorial limits of the United States.
To receive an absentee ballot application contact your county clerk (click here).
To download an absentee ballot application (click here).

Please don’t hesitate to contact the Arkansas Secretary of State’s office with any questions or concerns at 501-683-3702