In Arkansas, you don't have to wait until Election Day to vote. You can skip Election Day lines and vote early at a time that's convenient for you.
Vote Early in Person
All voters in Arkansas can vote in person before Election Day at designated early voting locations from October 22nd, 2012 to 5:00pm on the Monday prior to Election Day.
Vote Early by Mail
You can also vote before Election Day by completing an absentee ballot and submitting it by mail, but only if one of the following applies to you:
- You will be unavoidably absent from your polling site on Election Day
- You will be unable to attend your polling site due to illness or physical disability
- You are a member of the U.S. armed forces, merchant marines or the spouse or a dependent family member
- You are a U.S. citizen domiciled in Arkansas but temporarily living outside the territorial limits of the United States
If you are eligible to apply for absentee voting, contact your County Clerk's office to request an Absentee Ballot Application and return the completed Application to your County Clerk's office either by mail or in person. If mailed, your application must be received by your County Clerk's office 7 days before Election Day. You may also return the application in person to your County Clerk's office by prior to Election Day.
If mailed, your County Clerk's office must receive your completed absentee ballot by 7:30pm on Election Day. You may also deliver your completed absentee ballot in person to your County Clerk's office by the close of business on prior to Election Day.