Arkansas Election Law

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Voter Registration

 Pre-COVIDDuring 20202021 Legislative Activity
MethodIn person or by mail.No ChangesNo Legislative Activity
Deadline30 days before Election Day.No ChangesNo Legislative Activity
AutomaticNoNo ChangesNo Legislative Activity
Same DayNoNo ChangesNo Legislative Activity

Absentee Ballot Application

 Pre-COVIDDuring 20202021 Legislative Activity
ExcuseVoter is eligible if unavoidably absent from polling location on Election DayCOVID-19 added to list of excuses by Governor's proclamation.No Legislative Activity
AutomaticNoNo ChangesNo Legislative Activity
Deadline7 days before Election Day.No ChangesNo Legislative Activity
Valid for X# of Cycles1No ChangesNo Legislative Activity

Absentee Ballot Return (other than by mail)

 Pre-COVIDDuring 20202021 Legislative Activity
Voter IDPhoto ID required.No ChangesNo Legislative Activity
In PersonYesNo ChangesNo Legislative Activity
Drop BoxYes No ChangesNo Legislative Activity
Return Deadline7:30PM on Election DayNo ChangesNo Legislative Activity

Ballot Harvesting

 Pre-COVIDDuring 20202021 Legislative Activity
ProhibitedNo; a voter may designate an agent to deliver their ballot. Agents may deliver no more than 2 ballots.No ChangesNo Legislative Activity
Limited 3rd PartyLimited to 2 ballots.No ChangesNo Legislative Activity
Paid Political OperativesLimited to 2 ballots.No ChangesNo Legislative Activity

Early Voting

 Pre-COVIDDuring 20202021 Legislative Activity
By MailYesNo ChangesNo Legislative Activity
In PersonYesNo ChangesNo Legislative Activity

Voter Identification - Absentee Ballot

 Pre-COVIDDuring 20202021 Legislative Activity
Signature VerificationNoNo ChangesNo Legislative Activity
Witness StatementNoNo ChangesNo Legislative Activity
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Cure ProcessNoNo ChangesNo Legislative Activity

Voter Identification - In Person

 Pre-COVIDDuring 20202021 Legislative Activity
Photo IDPhoto ID required (not strict).No ChangesH1112 passed; reinstates strict photo ID requirement for ballots to be counted.
HB1244 removes the exemption from the photo ID requirement for voting for religious beliefs.
Other Options---
Provisional BallotsUsed for voters without valid ID.No ChangesPer H1112, provisional ballots now only counted if photo ID is later presented.

Voting Day

 Pre-COVIDDuring 20202021 Legislative Activity
Hours7:30AM-7:30PMNo ChangesNo Legislative Activity
Wait TimeNo LegislationNo ChangesNo Legislative Activity
ElectioneeringProhibited within 100 feet of polling places.No ChangesNo Legislative Activity
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Voter Rolls

 Pre-COVIDDuring 20202021 Legislative Activity
Update FrequencyUpdated continuouslyNo ChangesNo Legislative Activity
Voter RemovalDeath, moving, felony conviction, mental incompetence, or inactivity through two general election cycles.No ChangesNo Legislative Activity