You may obtain a voter registration form from the following sources:
To update registration after a move, name change, or change of political party affiliation, use the voter registration form: https://www.sos.arkansas.gov/uploads/elections/ArkansasVoterRegistrationApplication.pdf
To cancel your voter registration, you must cancel your voter registration through the county clerk's office: https://www.sos.arkansas.gov/uploads/elections/ARCountyClerks.pdf
If you move to a new Arkansas county, you must cancel your voter registration through the county clerk's office in your old county, and reregister to vote by completing a new application through your new county clerk's office.
Arkansas Constitution, Amendment 51, § 13(b)(1)(A)
Documents and identification cards that will be accepted as verification of voter registration include without limitation: A driver’s license; A photo identification card; A concealed handgun carry license; A United States passport; An employee badge or identification document issued by an accredited postsecondary education institution in the State of Arkansas; A United States military identification document; A public assistance identification card if the card shows a photograph of the person to whom the document or identification card was issued; A voter verification card as provided under Ark. Code § 7-5-324.
Arkansas Constitution, Amendment 51, § 13(b)(1)(B)
A person who is a resident of a long-term care or residential care facility licensed by the state of Arkansas is not required to verify his or her registration by presenting a document or identification card as described above when voting in person, but must provide documentation from the administrator of the facility attesting that the person is a resident of the facility.
Arkansas Constitution, Amendment 51, § 13(b)(2)(B)
Obtaining a Driver's License or ID Card: https://www.dfa.arkansas.gov/driver-services/drivers-license-faqs
More info on Military & Overseas voting: https://www.sos.arkansas.gov/elections/military-and-overseas-citizens
Many organizations offer free rides to polling places. Some of these include:
For more info on the Help America Vote Act (HAVA) in Arkansas: https://www.sos.arkansas.gov/elections/voter-information/arkansas-and-hava/hava-faqs
Where to get more info on candidates
The Elections Division within the Arkansas Secretary of State's office is responsible for maintaining the state’s election records, assisting county officials with conducting federal, state and district elections, helps to ensure compliance with federal election laws such as the National Voter Registration Act and the Help America Vote Act, and oversees training on the state’s electronic voting systems.
The Arkansas Board of Election Commissioners investigates complaints of alleged election misconduct and election law violations. You can file an official complaint at their website here: http://www.arkansas.gov/sbec/election-information/complaints/.
Financial Disclosure Archive Search (https://www.sos.arkansas.gov/filing_search/index.php/filing/search/new) allows you to access archived Financial Disclosure reports filed both on paper and online with the Secretary of State's office, including Statement of Financial Interest Reports, Extra Income Disclosures, Disclosure by the Members of the General Assembly, Contribution and Expenditure Reports, Political Action Committee Reports and Lobbyist Reports.
Find your elected officials: https://www.sos.arkansas.gov/elections/elected-officials/
(Adapted from The Librarian’s Reference Guide to Voter Registration, Voting & Elections by Rachel Dobkin)
1-888-VE-Y-VOTA (en Español)
1-888-API-VOTE (Asian multilingual assistance)
Find useful voter information including:
Librarians from the Government Documents Round Table (GODORT), a Round Table of the American Library Association (ALA), created these reference guides. These guides are intended for informational purposes only and are not in any way intended to be legal advice.