ARKANSAS Voter ID Information

Registered Arkansas voters can show an acceptable photo ID at the polls to vote. Voters without ID may sign an affidavit and vote a provisional ballot.

VoteRiders offers free resources and expert assistance to help you with voter ID questions including how to replace your expired or lost Arkansas ID cards, how to obtain the documents needed to secure your ID, and how to correct errors in your birth certificate. 

For questions or help obtaining AR ID to vote, call VoteRiders’ toll-free Voter ID Helpline: 844-338-8743.


Valid Forms of ID include:
  • Shows the name of voter;
  • Shows photo of voter;
  • Is issued by:
    • US (e.g., Passport, Military ID, public assistance card) or
    • State of AR (e.g., driver’s license or photo ID card, concealed handgun carry license, voter verification card) or
    • Accredited postsecondary education institution in AR (i.e., employee badge or ID) or
    • The administrator of a long-term care or residential care facility licensed by AR, attesting that the voter is a resident; and
  • If shows expiration date, is not expired or expired no more than 4 years before date of election.
If no ID: Cast a provisional ballot and complete a sworn statement that you're the person who is registered to vote.


First-time voters who have not voted in a previous federal election, or who have never voted in their county of residence in a federal election, AND who did not provide either a driver’s license number or the last four digits of a Social Security number at the time of registration, must present documentation proving their identity in order to complete their voter registration. First time voters who are voting in person must present this documentation at the polls. First time voters who are voting by mail/absentee ballot must enclose a copy of such documentation with their ballot request or ballot. This is required under the federal Help America Vote Act, enacted in 2002.



No! Arkansas does not accept IDs from other states


Yes! Arkansas accepts student or employee IDs from AR accredited postsecondary educational institutions.