Resources for Arkansas’s Statewide Elections in 2020

What’s on the Ballot

  • President of the United States
  • U.S. Senate
  • U.S. House
  • Arkansas Senate
  • Arkansas House
  • Arkansas Supreme Court
  • Arkansas Court of Appeals Justices (nonpartisan)
  • Ballot measures

Dates to Remember

February 3: Deadline to apply to register to vote in March 3 election

February 17 – March 2: Early Voting for Preferential Primaries and Nonpartisan General Election

March 3: Preferential Primary Election and Nonpartisan General Election

March 31: Preferential Primary Runoff Election

October 5: Deadline to apply to register to vote in November 3 election

October 19 – November 2: Early Voting for General Election and Nonpartisan Runoff Election

November 3: General Election and Nonpartisan Runoff Election

December 1: General Runoff Election

Early voting takes place between the hours of 8 A.M. and 6 P.M., Monday-Friday and 10 A.M. to 4 P.M. on Saturday. Early voting ends at 5 P.M. on the Monday prior to the election.

On Election Day, all polls are open from 7:30 A.M. to 7:30 P.M. If you are in line at your designated polling place before 7:30 P.M., you must be allowed to vote.

Absentee Voting Deadlines

Deadline for Submission of Application:

  • In Person: by close of business the day BEFORE the election
  • By Designated Bearer or Administrator: by close of business the day BEFORE the election

(Designated Bearer is anyone you choose to pick up or deliver your application or ballot)

  • By Mail or by Electronic Means: by 7 days before the election
  • By Authorized Agent: by 1:30 p.m. ON election day.

The authorized agent must file with the County Clerk an affidavit from the administrative head of a hospital or nursing home located in this state verifying that the applicant is a patient of the hospital or long-term care or residential care facility licensed by the state and is thereby unable to vote on the election day at his or her regular polling site.

Deadline for Ballot Pickup:

  • By Designated Bearers: no earlier than 15 days before a preferential primary election, general election, school election or special election and no earlier than 7 days before a runoff election.
  • By Anyone Else: no deadline specified in Arkansas law. You should base your ballot pick up on the ability to return it to the County Clerk on time.

Deadline for Delivery of Voted Ballot to County Clerk:

  • In Person: by close of business the day BEFORE the election
  • By Designated Bearer: by 7:30 p.m. ON election day
  • By Mail: received at clerks office by 7:30 p.m. ON election day

You may NOT fax or email a ballot. UOCAVA voters must vote their ballot by Election Day, and it must be received by their county clerk by 5:00p.m. 10 days after the election.

  • By Authorized Agent: by 7:30 p.m. ON election day

from Arkansas Secretary of State

    Where to Learn More

SOS.Arkansas.gov Register to vote, search for candidates, and learn about absentee voting.

VoterView.org Check to make sure you are registered, find where your polling place is located, and check the status of your absentee ballot.

UAEX.edu Learn about the proposed state laws and constitutional amendments that will be on the ballot.

Your Rights as a Voter

The organizations below can assist you if you cannot access your polling place, are turned away from voting, or have other issues when exercising your right to vote.

American Civil Liberties Union Voter Protection Hotline: 877-523-2792

Disability Rights Arkansas: 800-482-1174

National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Legal Defense Fund Election Protection: 866-687-8683

Para Español: Si se encuentra con dificultades al votar y necesita ayuda en Español, por favor contacte a Arkansas Unidos: 479-763-2822