Elections: Local to National

Electronic ballot styluses at Bud Walton Arena Oct. 22, 2020

Summer - Fall 2024 Dates for Arkansas

  • Monday, Oct. 7 — Deadline to apply to register to vote in the November General Election
  • 8 a.m. Monday, Oct. 22, to 5 p.m. Monday, Nov. 4 — Early voting for the General Election and any November school elections (Bring photo ID)
  • 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 5 — General Election and any November school elections (Bring photo ID)
  • 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 3 — Runoff elections, as needed

Here's how you can get a Voter Registration Application.

Ensure you are registered by checking your Voter Status, typing in your name and birth date in the Registration Information section then clicking Look Up. Get your voting precinct number by typing in your residential address in the Polling Place Search section then clicking View Locations. Your View Locations page is long but at the bottom you can click to open Districts for a list of all the districts your home is assigned to, from congressional to constable.

To learn your residence's state Senate and House district numbers, use the Arkansas District Finder: type in your address under Find My District on the left side. Click on each for the name of the corresponding legislator.

Details on approved 2024 ballot issues are compiled by the U of A Division of Agriculture Public Policy Center when signatures are verified. These are on the fall General Election ballot. The Washington County Democratic Party lists the citizen-initiated petitions approved by the state attorney general but still needing signatures, while the Division of Ag's Public Policy Center has further details on them.

Area Counties

Other Information

The Arkansas Local Government Portal provides "contact information, basic facts, elected officials and online services" for every community or county in the state. Scroll down for the locator form — which works — past the site's damaged upper portion.

U of A employees have the right to take time off with pay on any election day, according to Policy 7.18 of the Staff Handbook:

In most communities, polls remain open long enough to allow you time to vote before or after working hours. In cases of extreme hardship, such as having to travel a great distance to your polling place, you may be permitted to report to work late or to leave early in order to vote. The time permitted for this purpose is given to you with pay and without reduction of your sick leave, annual leave, or any other benefit. If it is necessary for you to use this privilege, please notify your immediate supervisor before election day.

State law further guarantees this in the 2020 Arkansas Code section 7-1-102, "Work Time to Be Scheduled for Voting":

Each employer in the state shall schedule the work hours of employees on election days so that each employee will have an opportunity to exercise the right of franchise. Any employer who fails or refuses to comply with the provisions of this section shall upon conviction be subject to a fine of not less than twenty-five dollars ($25.00) nor more than two hundred fifty dollars ($250).