Arkansas has some new voter laws, and it can be hard to find current info as a voter. But don’t fret; we’ve got your back.
The ACLU of Arkansas has a great pdf you can print and take with you to the polls. Here’s the gist:
- Polls are open Election Day from 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
- Early voting hours are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.
- Take a valid ID with you
- You have the right to vote if you are in line when polls close
- You have the right to an accessible polling place, an accessible voting machine, and appropriate accommodations
You have to show ID before voting.
- This includes: driver’s license, concealed carry handgun permit, U.S. Passport, student ID or employee badge from an accredited postsecondary institution, military ID, voter verification card, or public assistance ID that shows a photo of the cardholder.
If you’re not on the voter list:
- Verify you are registered at that precinct
- If verification cannot be found, you have the right to cast a provisional ballot
If your name differs from your name on the voter list:
- Complete a voter registration form to update; then you have the right to vote.
If someone challenges your right to vote:
- Assert your right! If poll workers deny your vote, you can cast a provisional ballot
If you don’t have valid ID:
- You have the right to cast a provisional ballot.
If you cast a provisional ballot for any reason:
- You must take your ID to your county board of election commissioners or your county clerk by noon the Monday after the election in order for your provisional vote to be counted.
- Make a vote plan
- Vote early
- Check your registration status (www.voterview.ar-nova.org)
- Know your rights!
Don’t wanna mess with a print out? Save the images below on your phone for easy access when you’re at the polls.