About This State

Arkansas. You're so serious about that correct pronunciation of the state that you wrote it into law. Gotta respect that, in the same way we (don't) respect people who wear socks with sandals. But here's what we do respect, deeply. Your commitment to voting this year. Here's everything you need to know to vote!


Key Dates

Oct 11

Registration Deadline

Nov 1

Absentee Ballot Request Deadline (received by mail)

Oct 24 – Nov 7

Early Voting Period

Nov 1

Absentee Ballot Request (by mail or electronic means)

Nov 4

Absentee Ballot Request (in person)

Nov 4

In Person Absentee Ballot Deadline

Nov 8

Absentee Ballot Submission Deadline (by mail)

Nov 8

Election Day

Arkansas Voter Guide

  • How do I register to vote?

    Go to to check your registration or get registered. We're working with BallotReady to make this as easy as possible for you, so don't fuck it up.

    Register Here
  • Can I register the same day I want to vote?

    Sadly, no. So do it now! Then reward yourself with a cookie.

  • Can I vote by mail?

    No, only certain voter are eligible to vote by mail, in this case called absentee voting. So, you know, make a plan. And if you need to vote absentee, go here to find out if you qualify and how to get one.

    Find Out Here
  • Can I vote early?

    Yes! You can vote between October 24th-November 7th, between the hours are 8am-6pm on weekdays and 10am-4pm on Saturday. Early voting is not available on Sundays. Then you can be the first to show off your "I voted" sticker like a lovable Arkansasshole on Instagram.

  • Do I need an ID?

    Yes, yes you do. You need a photo ID from the state or federal government, like a passport, military ID, or public assistance card. A concealed carry license, employee badge or ID from an Arkansas college or postsecondary education institution will also work. There's more info! Get it from VoteRiders here.

    Get the Details
  • How do I cast my ballot?

    If you are voting absentee, you can return your ballot by mail or in-person. For in-person voting, polling places will be open from 6am to 7pm, and you can find the polling place closest to you here.

    Find Your Polling Place


Since 2020, it’s become harder to cast your ballot in Arkansas. Here are the changes you need to pay attention to:

When making a plan to vote…

  • In 2020, due to COVID-19, you were automatically eligible to cast your ballot by mail. However, in 2022, you must check if you qualify to vote absentee and make a voting plan accordingly.
  • The last day to both request and return an absentee ballot in-person is the Friday before Election Day.

When casting your vote…

  • Previously, if you did not bring your ID to your polling place on Election Day, you could use a sworn affidavit to verify your identity. Now, however, you can only cast a provisional ballot without your ID, and you will need to return by the following Monday with your ID to have it counted.


  • Find the details on accessible voting in your state, including early voting, Election Day voting, mail voting, and accessible mail voting tools for people with print disabilities.

    Learn More
  • Get your absentee ballot here!

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  • Need to show Voter ID? Not sure what kind? Get the specifics in your state here.

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