Arkansas voter registration deadline is Oct. 9

Washington County Courthouse / File photo

The time for dilly-dallying is over, everyone. If you aren’t already registered to vote in Arkansas, Tuesday is the last day to do so if you’d like to vote in the upcoming midterm elections on Nov. 6.

You can check your voter registration status by simply entering your name and date of birth here.

If you find that you aren’t registered, just print this form (or this one, if you need a Spanish version), fill it out, and mail it to:

Arkansas Secretary of State
Attn: Voter Registration
P.O. Box 8111
Little Rock, AR 72203-8111

As long as it’s postmarked today (Tuesday, Oct. 9), you should be fine, though if you’re nervous, you can also register in person at the County Clerk’s office, located on the third floor of the Washington County Courthouse (280 N College Ave., Suite 300). You can also pick up a form at the Fayetteville Public Library, the DMV, and a few other places listed here.

To register to vote in Arkansas, you need to

  • Be a U.S. citizen
  • Be an Arkansas resident
  • To 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.

Once the County Clerk’s office has processed your application, you will receive a voter registration card in the mail. That’s it.

Election day is on Tuesday, Nov. 6 this year, and early voting begins on Monday, Oct. 22. Here’s a list of Washington County early voting locations.

For a bit more information on voter registration, visit the Arkansas Secretary of State website.