Arkansas

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Federal Election Deadlines

State Primary May 22, 2018 State Primary Runoff June 19, 2018 General Election November 6, 2018 General Runoff December 4, 2018
Registration Postmarked by April 22, 2018 Postmarked by May 20, 2018 Postmarked by October 7, 2018 Postmarked by November 4, 2018
Ballot Request Received by May 15, 2018 Received by June 12, 2018 Received by October 30, 2018 Received by November 27, 2018
Ballot Return Postmarked by* May 22, 2018 Postmarked by* June 19, 2018 Postmarked by* November 6, 2018 Postmarked by* December 4, 2018

*Ballot Return: Ballots must still be received by the 10th day after the election.

Please mail your voting materials early enough to account for mail delivery times. Check the recommended mailing dates section in Chapter 1 for details.

Important information

What is UOCAVA?

The Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act is commonly referred to as UOCAVA. UOCAVA citizens are U.S. citizens who are active members of the Uniformed Services, the Merchant Marine, the commissioned corps of the Public Health Service and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, their eligible family members and other U.S. citizens residing outside the United States. The law provides the legal basis for absentee voting requirements for federal offices.

What is the Federal Post Card Application (FPCA)?

The FPCA (federal form SF 76) allows UOCAVA citizens to register to vote and request an absentee ballot. This form is also used to update your contact information.

What is the Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot (FWAB)?

The FWAB (federal form SF 186) serves as an emergency backup ballot for UOCAVA citizens. If you do not receive your absentee ballot from your State in time to return it to your election official to participate in the election, use the FWAB.

What is the Prepaid Mail Label 11- DoD?

Overseas Uniformed Service members can use this label for general election absentee ballots. It provides free express mail service to your election official for general election absentee ballots. You can request to have a Prepaid Mail Label 11-DoD applied to your absentee ballot at Military Postal Office locations (APO/FPO). A portion of the label is kept by you for tracking your absentee ballot through the U.S. postal service.

What is a primary election?

A primary election is an election held before the general election to determine the candidates that can be placed on the general election ballot.

What is a runoff election?

A runoff election is an election held if the State requires that a candidate receive a certain percentage of the votes in order to advance to a general election or take public office.

I am an American citizen, but I have never lived in the U.S., can I vote in this State?

No.

I am a National Guardsman activated on State orders; does my State afford me UOCAVA privileges?

Yes.

How can I check the status of my ballot?

You can check the status of your absentee ballot here:
https://www.voterview.ar-nova.org/VoterView/AbsenteeBallotSearch.do

Does my State have any online tools?

You can see if your State has any online tools available here:
http://www.fvap.gov/arkansas

Registering and requesting your absentee ballot

Under federal law, the Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) registers you to vote and requests absentee ballots for a minimum of all federal elections in the current calendar year. Be sure to complete a new FPCA each year and every time your address changes.

Complete the following sections of the FPCA

Section 1

Select the category that best describes you.


Enter your current name (Last, First). If you are registered under a different name, provide this information in the previous name area.


Your date of birth is required.


You must provide either a State issued ID number or the last four digits of your Social Security Number. If you do not have either of these numbers you must enter in Section 6: "I do not have a Social Security Number or State issued ID number."

Section 2

Enter the complete street address of your voting residence where you are registering to vote and requesting an absentee ballot. You cannot use a post office box mailing address. If your address is a rural route, use Section 6 to describe the location of your voting residence.

Section 3

Enter your current mailing address, even if you are requesting your ballot by email/online or fax. If you want your election materials sent to a different address or have a forwarding address, use the forwarding address space to provide this information.

Section 4

Your contact information is recommended so your election official can contact you if they need additional information from you in order to accept your FPCA. If you want to receive your absentee ballot by email/online, you must provide your email address.

Section 5

You can receive your absentee ballot by mail or email/online. Select your preferred method of receiving your absentee ballot.


To vote in primary elections, you must enter the name of the party ballot you want to receive. Political party affiliation is not required if requesting an absentee ballot for general elections.

Section 6

Provide any information that may assist your election official in accepting this form. You can use this space to designate particular elections or the period you wish to receive ballots.

Section 7

Sign and date. No witness signature required.

Section 1

Select the category that best describes you.


Enter your current name (Last, First). If you are registered under a different name, provide this information in the previous name area.


Your date of birth is required.


You must provide either a State issued ID number or the last four digits of your Social Security Number. If you do not have either of these numbers you must enter in Section 6: "I do not have a Social Security Number or State issued ID number."

Section 2

Enter the complete street address of your voting residence where you are registering to vote and requesting an absentee ballot. You cannot use a post office box mailing address. If your address is a rural route, use Section 6 to describe the location of your voting residence.

Section 3

Enter your current mailing address, even if you are requesting your ballot by email/online or fax. If you want your election materials sent to a different address or have a forwarding address, use the forwarding address space to provide this information.

Section 4

Your contact information is recommended so your election official can contact you if they need additional information from you in order to accept your FPCA. If you want to receive your absentee ballot by email/online, you must provide your email address.

Section 5

You can receive your absentee ballot by mail or email/online. Select your preferred method of receiving your absentee ballot.


To vote in primary elections, you must enter the name of the party ballot you want to receive. Political party affiliation is not required if requesting an absentee ballot for general elections.

Section 6

Provide any information that may assist your election official in accepting this form. You can use this space to designate particular elections or the period you wish to receive ballots.

Section 7

Sign and date. No witness signature required.

How and where to submit your FPCA

You must mail your signed FPCA to your election official. Addresses can be found in the "Local Election Offices" section or online at FVAP.gov.

Mail your FPCA: Once your FPCA is complete, mail your FPCA directly to your election official.

To find out the status of your FPCA, contact your election official. Your election official will contact you if your FPCA is not accepted.

Voting your ballot

Once you receive your absentee ballot from your State it must be returned according to the deadlines and requirements in the "Federal Election Deadlines" chart. For special federal elections, visit FVAP.gov for specific deadlines.

The State absentee ballot must be mailed to your election official. The address of your election official can be found in the "Local Election Offices" section. Overseas Uniformed Service members can request to have the Prepaid Mail Label 11-DoD applied to the general election ballot. Additional information about this label can be found in the "Important Information" section.

Haven't received your ballot? Use the Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot

You must be registered to vote and have already requested a State absentee ballot in order to use the FWAB.

You can use the FWAB to vote in federal elections.

Complete the following sections of the FWAB's voter information page

Section 1

Select the category that best describes you.


Enter your current name (Last, First). If you are registered under a different name, provide this information in the previous name area.


Your date of birth is required.


You must provide either a State issued ID number or the last four digits of your Social Security Number. If you do not have either of these numbers you must enter in Section 6: "I do not have a Social Security Number or State issued ID number."

Section 2

Enter the complete street address of your voting residence where you are registering to vote and requesting an absentee ballot. You cannot use a post office box mailing address. If your address is a rural route, use Section 6 to describe the location of your voting residence.

Section 3

Enter your current mailing address. If you want your election materials sent to a different address or have a forwarding address, use the forwarding address space to provide this information.

Section 4

Your contact information is recommended so your election official can contact you if they need additional information from you to accept your FWAB.

Section 5

Do not check Yes or No. The FWAB cannot be used for voter registration or as a ballot request.


You can receive your absentee ballot by mail or email/online. Select your preferred method of receiving your absentee ballot.


To vote in primary elections, you must enter the name of the party primary in which you are voting. Political party affiliation is not required if voting an absentee ballot in general elections.

Section 6

Provide any information that may assist the election official in accepting this form.

Section 7

Sign and date. No witness signature required.

Section 1

Select the category that best describes you.


Enter your current name (Last, First). If you are registered under a different name, provide this information in the previous name area.


Your date of birth is required.


You must provide either a State issued ID number or the last four digits of your Social Security Number. If you do not have either of these numbers you must enter in Section 6: "I do not have a Social Security Number or State issued ID number."

Section 2

Enter the complete street address of your voting residence where you are registering to vote and requesting an absentee ballot. You cannot use a post office box mailing address. If your address is a rural route, use Section 6 to describe the location of your voting residence.

Section 3

Enter your current mailing address. If you want your election materials sent to a different address or have a forwarding address, use the forwarding address space to provide this information.

Section 4

Your contact information is recommended so your election official can contact you if they need additional information from you to accept your FWAB.

Section 5

Do not check Yes or No. The FWAB cannot be used for voter registration or as a ballot request.


You can receive your absentee ballot by mail or email/online. Select your preferred method of receiving your absentee ballot.


To vote in primary elections, you must enter the name of the party primary in which you are voting. Political party affiliation is not required if voting an absentee ballot in general elections.

Section 6

Provide any information that may assist the election official in accepting this form.

Section 7

Sign and date. No witness signature required.

Vote your FWAB

To vote, write in either a candidate's name or political party for each office. You are not required to make a selection for each and every contest.

How and where to submit your FWAB

The FWAB must be mailed to your election official. Addresses can be found in the "Local Election Offices" section or online at FVAP.gov.

Mail your FWAB: Once your FWAB is complete, sign and date the Voter Information page. Fold along the dotted line and seal the completed Official Backup Ballot, do not write on the Official Ballot envelope. Insert the sealed Official Ballot envelope and the Voter Information page into the mailing envelope and mail your FWAB directly to your election official. Overseas Uniformed Service members can request to have the Prepaid Mail Label 11-DoD applied to the general election ballot. Additional information about this label can be found in the "Important Information" section or online at FVAP.gov.

See the "Federal Election Deadlines" chart for the deadline for submitting the FWAB. If you receive the State absentee ballot after transmitting your voted FWAB, you may also vote and return the State absentee ballot. If both are received by the deadline, only the State absentee ballot will be counted.

Local election offices for county

County Mailing Address
Arkansas Arkansas County Clerk
101 Court Sq
Dewitt, AR 72042-2050
Phone: (870) 946-4349
Fax: (870) 946-4399
Ashley Ashley County Clerk
205 E Jefferson St
Hamburg, AR 71646-3007
Phone: (870) 853-2020
Fax: (870) 853-2082
Baxter Baxter County Clerk
#1 E 7th St, Ste 103
Mountain Home, AR 72653-4468
Phone: (870) 425-3475
Fax: (870) 424-5105
Benton Benton County Clerk
215 E Central, Ste 217
Bentonville, AR 72712-5373
Phone: (479) 271-1013
Fax: (479) 271-1019
Boone Boone County Clerk
100 N Main St, Ste 201
Harrison, AR 72601-4228
Phone: (870) 741-8428
Fax: (870) 741-9724
Bradley Bradley County Clerk
101 E Cedar St
Warren, AR 71671-2744
Phone: (870) 226-3464
Fax: (870) 226-8404
Calhoun Calhoun County Clerk
P.O. Box 1175
Hampton, AR 71744-1175
Phone: (870) 798-2517
Fax: (870) 798-2428
Carroll Carroll County Clerk
210 W Church St
Berryville, AR 72616-4222
Phone: (870) 423-2022
Fax: (870) 423-7400
Chicot Chicot County Clerk
108 Main St
Lake Village, AR 71653-1965
Phone: (870) 265-8000
Fax: (870) 265-8006
Clark Clark County Clerk
401 Clay St
Arkadelphia, AR 71923-6100
Phone: (870) 246-4491
Fax: (870) 246-6505
Clay Clay County Clerk
151 S Second Avenue
Piggot, AR 72454-2618
Phone: (870) 598-2813
Fax: (870) 598-2813
Cleburne Cleburne County Clerk
301 W Main St
Heber Springs, AR 72543-3016
Phone: (501) 362-4620
Fax: (501) 362-4622
Cleveland Cleveland County Clerk
20 Magnolia St
Rison, AR 71665-0368
Phone: (870) 325-6521
Fax: (870) 325-6144
Columbia Columbia County Clerk
One Court Sq, Ste 1
Magnolia, AR 71753-3599
Phone: (870) 235-3774
Fax: (870) 235-3773
Conway Conway County Clerk
117 S Moose St, Ste 02
Morrilton, AR 72110-3400
Phone: (501) 354-9621
Fax: (501) 354-9610
Craighead Craighead County Clerk
511 S Main, Rm 202
Jonesboro, AR 72401
Phone: (870) 933-4520
Fax: (870) 933-4514
Crawford Crawford County Clerk
300 Main St, Rm 7
Van Buren, AR 72956
Phone: (479) 474-1312
Fax: (479) 471-3236
Crittenden Crittenden County Clerk
100 Court Sq
Marion, AR 72364-1850
Phone: (870) 739-4434
Fax: (870) 739-3072
Cross Cross County Clerk
705 E Union St
Wynne, AR 72396-3039
Phone: (870) 238-5735
Fax: (870) 238-5739
Dallas Dallas County Clerk
206 W 3rd
Fordyce, AR 71742-3250
Phone: (870) 352-2307
Fax: (870) 352-7179
Desha Desha County Clerk
608 Robert S Moore
Arkansas City, AR 71630-0218
Phone: (870) 877-2323
Fax: (870) 877-3413
Drew Drew County Clerk
210 S Main St
Monticello, AR 71655-4731
Phone: (870) 460-6260
Fax: (870) 460-6246
Faulkner Faulkner County Clerk
801 Locust St
Conway, AR 72034-5358
Phone: (501) 450-4909
Fax: (501) 450-4938
Franklin Franklin County Clerk
211 W Commerical
Ozark, AR 72949-3213
Phone: (479) 667-3607
Fax: (479) 667-3611
Fulton Fulton County Clerk
12 S Main St
Salem, AR 72576-9473
Phone: (870) 895-3310
Fax: (870) 895-3383
Garland Garland County Clerk
501 Ouachita St, Rm 103
Hot Springs, AR 71901-5161
Phone: (501) 622-3610
Fax: (501) 624-0665
Grant Grant County Clerk
102 W Center, Rm 106
Sheridan, AR 72150-2493
Phone: (870) 942-2631
Fax: (870) 942-3564
Greene Greene County Clerk
320 W Court St, Rm 102
Paragould, AR 72450-4300
Phone: (870) 239-6345
Fax: (870) 239-6320
Hempstead Hempstead County Clerk
400 S Washington St
Hope, AR 71802
Phone: (870) 777-2241
Fax: (870) 777-7829
Hot Spring Hot Spring County Clerk
210 Locust St
Malvern, AR 72104-3791
Phone: (501) 332-2291
Fax: (501) 332-2221
Howard Howard County Clerk
421 N Main St, Rm 10
Nashville, AR 71852-7505
Phone: (870) 845-7502
Fax: (870) 845-7505
Independence Independence County Clerk
192 E Main St
Batesville, AR 72501-5510
Phone: (870) 793-8828
Fax: (870) 793-8831
Izard Izard County Clerk
P.O. Box 95
Melbourne, AR 72556-0095
Phone: (870) 368-4316
Fax: (870) 368-4748
Jackson Jackson County Clerk
208 Main St
Newport, AR 72112-3329
Phone: (870) 523-7420
Fax: (870) 523-7406
Jefferson Jefferson County Clerk
101 W Barraque
Pine Bluff, AR 71601-6317
Phone: (870) 541-5322
Fax: (870) 541-5324
Johnson Johnson County Clerk
215 W Main St
Clarksville, AR 72830-3009
Phone: (479) 754-3967
Fax: (479) 754-2286
Lafayette Lafayette County Clerk
2 Courthouse Sq
Lewisville, AR 71845-8801
Phone: (870) 921-4633
Fax: (870) 921-4505
Lawrence Lawrence County Clerk
315 W Main / P.O. Box 526
Walnut Ridge, AR 72476-1937
Phone: (870) 886-1111
Fax: (870) 886-1122
Lee Lee County Clerk
15 E Chestnut St, Rm 4
Marianna, AR 72360-2342
Phone: (870) 295-7715
Fax: (870) 295-7783
Lincoln Lincoln County Clerk
300 S Drew St
Star City, AR 71667-5104
Phone: (870) 628-5114
Fax: (870) 628-5794
Little River Little River County Clerk
351 N Second St, Ste 4B
Ashdown, AR 71822-2747
Phone: (870) 898-7208
Fax: (870) 898-2860
Logan Logan County Clerk
25 W Walnut St, #25
Paris, AR 72855-3239
Phone: (479) 963-2618
Fax: (479) 963-9017
Lonoke Lonoke County Clerk
301 N Center St
Lonoke, AR 72086-2890
Phone: (501) 676-2368
Fax: (501) 676-3431
Madison Madison County Clerk
201 W Main St, Ste 202
Huntsville, AR 72740-0037
Phone: (479) 738-2747
Fax: (479) 738-2735
Marion Marion County Clerk
P.O. Box 385
Yellville, AR 72687-0385
Phone: (870) 449-6226
Fax: (870) 449-4979
Miller Miller County Clerk
400 Laurel St Rm 105
Texarkana, AR 71854-5249
Phone: (870) 774-1501
Fax: (870) 773-4090
Mississippi Mississippi County Clerk
200 W Walnut St
Blytheville, AR 72315-2831
Phone: (870) 762-2411
Fax: (870) 838-7784
Monroe Monroe County Clerk
123 Madison
Clarendon, AR 72029-2742
Phone: (870) 747-3632
Fax: (870) 747-5961
Montgomery Montgomery County Clerk
105 Hwy 270 E #10
Mount Ida, AR 71957-0369
Phone: (870) 867-3521
Fax: (870) 867-2177
Nevada Nevada County Clerk
215 E 2nd St S
Prescott, AR 71857-2136
Phone: (870) 887-2710
Fax: (870) 887-5795
Newton Newton County Clerk
P.O. Box 410
Jasper, AR 72641-0410
Phone: (870) 446-5125
Fax: (870) 446-5755
Ouachita Ouachita County Clerk
145 Jefferson St
Camden, AR 71711
Phone: (870) 837-2220
Fax: (870) 837-2217
Perry Perry County Clerk
PO Box 358
Perryville, AR 72126
Phone: (501) 889-5126
Fax: (501) 889-5759
Phillips Phillips County Clerk
620 Cherry St, Ste 202
Helena, AR 72342-3306
Phone: (870) 338-5505
Fax: (870) 338-5509
Pike Pike County Clerk
P.O. Box 218
Murfreesboro, AR 71958-0219
Phone: (870) 285-2743
Fax: (870) 285-3900
Poinsett Poinsett County Clerk
401 Market St
Harrisburg, AR 72432-1900
Phone: (870) 578-4412
Fax: (870) 578-2441
Polk Polk County Clerk
507 Church Avenue,
Mena, AR 71953-3258
Phone: (479) 394-8123
Fax: (479) 394-8115
Pope Pope County Clerk
102 W Main St, Ste 6
Russellville, AR 72801-3723
Phone: (479) 968-6064
Fax: (479) 967-2291
Prairie Prairie County Clerk
200 Courthouse Sq, Ste 104
Des Arc, AR 72040-1011
Phone: (870) 256-4434
Fax: (870) 256-4434
Pulaski Pulaski County Clerk
401 W Markham St.
Little Rock, AR 72201
Phone: (501) 340-8336
Fax: (501) 340-3556
Randolph Randolph County Clerk
101 E Broadway, Ste A
Pocahontas, AR 72455-3412
Phone: (870) 892-5822
Fax: (870) 892-5829
Saline Saline County Clerk
215 N Main, Ste 9
Benton, AR 72015-3781
Phone: (501) 303-5630
Fax: (501) 776-2412
Scott Scott County Clerk
190 W First St, Box 10
Waldron, AR 72958-7103
Phone: (479) 637-2642
Fax: (479) 637-0124
Searcy Searcy County Clerk
P.O. Box 998
Marshall, AR 72650-0998
Phone: (870) 448-3807
Fax: (870) 448-5005
Sebastian Sebastian County Clerk
35 S 6th St, Rm 102
Fort Smith, AR 72901-2442
Phone: (479) 782-5065
Fax: (479) 784-1567
Sevier Sevier County Clerk
115 N Third St, Rm 102
De Queen, AR 71832-2852
Phone: (870) 642-2852
Fax: (870) 642-3896
Sharp Sharp County Clerk
718 Ash Flat Drive / P.O. Box 307
Ash Flat, AR 72513-9103
Phone: (870) 994-7361
Fax: (870) 994-7712
St. Francis Saint Francis County Clerk
P.O. Box 1653
Forest City, AR 72336
Phone: (870) 261-1725
Fax: (870) 630-1210
Stone Stone County Clerk
107 W Main St, Ste. D
Mountain View, AR 72560-9610
Phone: (870) 269-5550
Fax: (870) 269-9058
Union Union County Clerk
101 N. Washington St, Ste 102
El Dorado, AR 71730-5661
Phone: (870) 864-1910
Fax: (870) 864-1927
Van Buren Van Buren County Clerk
1414 Hwy 65 S Ste 131
Clinton, AR 72031
Phone: (501) 745-4140
Fax: (501) 745-7400
Washington Washington County Clerk
280 N College Avenue, Ste 300
Fayetteville, AR 72701-4279
Phone: (479) 444-1711
Fax: (479) 444-1894
White White County Clerk
315 N Spruce St
Searcy, AR 72143-7720
Phone: (501) 279-6204
Fax: (501) 279-6260
Woodruff Woodruff County Clerk
500 N Third St
Augusta, AR 72006-2020
Phone: (870) 347-2871
Fax: (870) 347-2608
Yell Yell County Clerk
101 E 5th St
Danville, AR 72833-0219
Phone: (479) 495-4850
Fax: (479) 495-4875