To vote in Arkansas, you must provide a valid photo ID that is issued by the United States, state of Arkansas, or a college in Arkansas (such as a driver's license, passport, military ID, public benefit card, or student ID).

COVID-19 info

  • COVID-19, Arkansas Department of Health
  • All voters in Arkansas may vote by mail using an absentee ballot if they have health concerns due to COVID-19, according to a statement by the Governor. 

Arkansas voter registration deadlines

  • In Person: 30 days before Election Day.
  • By Mail: Postmarked 30 days before Election Day. If this falls on a Sunday, postmarked 29 days before Election Day.
  • Online: N/A

Election Day Registration:


Arkansas voter registration rules

To register in Arkansas you must:
  • be a citizen of the United States;
  • live in Arkansas at the address in Box 2 on the application;
  • be at least 18 years old before the next election;
  • not be a convicted felon (or have completely discharged your sentence or been pardoned);
  • not claim the right to vote in any other jurisdiction;
  • not previously be adjudged mentally incompetent by a court of competent jurisdiction.

Arkansas voter registration directions

  1. Use our Register to Vote Tool to fill out the National Voter Registration Form.
  2. Sign and date your form. This is very important!
  3. Mail or hand-deliver your completed form to the address we provide.
  4. Make sure you register before the voter registration deadline.