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How to vote in Arkansas! Everything you need to know from registering and voter ID laws to absentee voting and sample ballots!

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Check your registration status: https://www.voterview.ar-nova.org/VoterView/RegistrantSearch.do

Registration form: http://www.sos.arkansas.gov/elections/Documents/ArkansasVoterRegistrationApplication.pdf

Apply for absentee/mail voting: http://www.sos.arkansas.gov/elections/Documents/AR%20Absentee%20Ballot%20Application.pdf

Find your polling location: https://www.voterview.ar-nova.org/VoterView/PollingPlaceSearch.do

Look at a sample ballot: http://voterview.ar-nova.org

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Before you can vote in Arkansas, you've gotta make sure you're registered. You can check to see whether you're registered using the link in the description. But if you are not registered yet, or if you've moved to a different county since the last time you voted, you will need to fill out a registration form. The only way to register in Arkansas is by mail, which I know is kind of a pain, but you can print off the form online using the link below and mail it in by October 9th if you want to be registered in time for the November presidential election. Once your registration is processed, you'll get a confirmation letter from your county clerk's office, so if it's getting close to election day and you still haven't gotten that letter, make sure that you use that link below or call your county clerk to confirm that you are registered. So assuming you're registered, you can now do the voting thing.

If you want to vote early, you have two options. Absentee voting by mail is available only if you'll be unavoidably absent from your county in Arkansas on the day of the election, or if you have a disability that prevents you from getting to the polls. If either one of those situations applies to you, you can print off am application using the link below and mail it to your county clerk's office at least a week prior to election day. They'll send you a ballot, and all you have to do is fill it out at your own pace and send it back.

The other way you can vote early is to vote in person at your county clerk's office. This starts 15 days before the election and goes until November 7th. Your early voting location should be open from 8 am to 6 pm Monday through Friday and 10 am to 4 pm on Saturday, up until the day before the election when they'll close at 5.

On election day, you can head to your polling location between 7:30 am and 7:30 pm. If you don't know where to go to vote, you can look up your polling location using the link below. Whether you're voting early or on election day, you'll need to bring a form of ID with you, like a valid photo ID, utility bill, bank statement, or paycheck with your name and address on it.

Before you head to the polls, it's a good idea to check out a sample ballot. As the election gets closer, you can find one at voterview.ar-nova.org. It'll tell you everything you'll be able to vote for in addition to the presidential election. You don't have to vote for every single thing on the ballot, but if you want a chance to do some research on the candidates and issues in your local elections, which can be really important, it can help to look at a sample ballot first. You can even fill it out and bring it to the polls with you, so you can be sure you vote the way you wanted to vote. There will be links for everything you need to check your registration, and vote early, and find your polling location in description. Thank you for voting.