Registration Deadlines
  • You must submit your application to an official voter registration agency or mail it no later than 30 days prior to an election in which you wish to vote. The postmark on a mail-in application will be considered the submission date.
  • If you completed your application at a voter registration drive, the organizers must submit it to the county clerk or Secretary of State's office within 21 days of the date on the application or no later than 30 days prior to the next election.
  • If you submit your application close to an election registration deadline, you are strongly advised to follow up on your registration status with your county clerk before Election Day.
  • If an election deadline is looming, there is one method of application that will ensure your eligibility: apply in person with your county clerk.
  • If you have not received verification from your county clerk, be sure to confirm your registration BEFORE Election Day.

To register to vote in the State of Arkansas, an individual must meet the following qualifications:
  • Be a United States Citizen
  • Be an Arkansas resident (residing in Arkansas at least 30 days prior to the first election in which you will vote).
  • Be age 18 or turn 18 on or before the next election.
  • Not be a convicted felon whose sentence has not been discharged or pardoned.
  • Not be presently adjudged as mentally incompetent as to your ability to vote by a court of competent jurisdiction.

How Do I Know I'm Registered?
  • Consider yourself registered when- and only when- you receive an acknowledgment from your county clerk. This could take several weeks, regardless of your method of application.
  • Never assume you are registered to vote until you have received this acknowledgment.
  • Call your county clerk after two weeks and inquire about the status of your application.
  • Check your voter registration status online by visiting

Fill out an application to register to vote at your local:
  • County clerk's office in your home county
  • State Revenue Office, Driver Services (pick up a paper form or ask for your information to be transmitted electronically)
  • Public library or Arkansas State Library
  • Public assistance agency
  • Disability agency
  • Military recruitment office
  • Arkansas National Guard

If Not Registered - Apply by mail. Obtain an application from:
  • Your county clerk
  • Secretary of State Elections Division, 1-800-247-3312
  • Arkansas Secretary of State