Voter Registration in Arkansas

Get registered and ready to vote in Arkansas! 

This page covers:

   Arkansas Voter Eligibility Requirements 
   Arkansas Voter Registration ID Requirements
➜   How to Register to Vote in Arkansas 
   Frequently Asked Questions

Registering to vote is just the first step. Check Arkansas’s voter ID requirements and make sure you have the right ID to cast a ballot that counts.




Arkansas Voter Eligibility Requirements

You must register before you can vote in Arkansas.

You are eligible to vote in Arkansas if you meet all of the following requirements:

  • You are a citizen of the United States.
  • You are a resident of Arkansas.
  • You are at least 18 years of age on Election Day.

You cannot register to vote in Arkansas if:

  • You have been convicted of a felony and your civil rights have not been restored.
  • You have been declared incapacitated by a court of law.




Arkansas Voter Registration ID Requirements

To register to vote:

  • You must provide your driver’s license number or state ID number if you have one.
  • If you do not have either of these IDs, you can use the last 4 digits of your Social Security number (SSN).
  • If you do not have a Social Security number, then leave that space blank on your registration form.

If don’t provide any of these numbers or the state can’t match the number your provide to official records, you will have to show an accepted form of ID the first time you vote.


Frequently Asked Questions

No, Arkansas does not allow you to register and vote on the same day. 

Arkansas’s deadline to register for an upcoming election is 30 days before Election Day.

If the registration deadline for an upcoming election has passed, you can still apply to register. Your registration will be processed, and you will be registered to vote in future elections.


You can check your voter information using this form. If you cannot find your information or something is incorrect, contact your county clerk.

We recommend that you check your voter information before each election’s voter registration deadline. This will give you time to submit a new registration if your information is missing or incorrect. 

Each state has its own laws about whether citizens with previous criminal convictions can vote.

To check your eligibility to register to vote in Arkansas use Restore Your Vote

You can also learn more by reading this blog post: Can People Convicted of a Felony Vote in the United States?

College students are allowed to vote using theirArkansas school residence address. You can decide if you prefer to register in your home state or in Arkansas if you attend school there. You may only be registered and vote in one location.

You can use a student ID to vote if it meets Arkansas’s voter ID requirements.


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How to Register to Vote in Arkansas

Arkansas does not offer online vote registration. 

You can register one of the following ways:

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