Absentee Voting


Qualifications:

  1. You will be unavoidably absent from your polling site on election day.
    (the law does not require you to give a reason)
  2. You will be unable to attend your polling site on election day due to illness or physical disability.
  3. You are a member of the U.S. armed forces, merchant marines or the spouse or a dependant family member.
  4. You are a U.S. citizen domiciled in Arkansas but temporarily living outside the territorial limits of the United States.

Applying to Vote Absentee: To request an Application for Absentee Ballot, please contact the County Clerk at 870-423-2022.

Deadline for Submission of Application:

In Person: by close of business the day BEFORE the election
By Designated Bearer: by close of business the day BEFORE the election (Designated Bearer is anyone you choose to pick up or deliver your application or ballot)
By Mail or Fax: by 7 days before the election
By Authorized Agent: by 1:30 p.m. ON election day. The authorized agent must file with the County Clerk an affidavit of the administrative head of a hospital or nursing home located in this state that the applicant is a patient of the hospital or nursing home and is thereby unable to vote on the election day at his or her regular polling site.

Deadline for Ballot Pickup:

By Designated Bearers: no earlier than 15 days before a preferential or general election and no earlier than 7 days before a runoff
By Anyone Else: no deadline specified in Arkansas law. You should base your ballot pick up on the ability to return it to the County Clerk on time.
Note: On your application you may designate how you wish to receive your ballot: by picking it up in person, by mail, or bearer (a relative, authorized agent or designated bearer).

Deadline to Deliver:

In Person: by close of business the day BEFORE the election
By Designated Bearer: by 7:30 p.m. ON election day
By Mail: received at clerks office by 7:30 p.m. ON election day You may NOT fax a ballot.
By Authorized Agent: by 7:30 p.m. ON election day
From Voters outside
the United States:
by 5:00 p.m. 10 days after the election