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Qualifications:
To be qualified to vote an absentee ballot, you must meet one of the following criteria:

  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. Yiou 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 for Ballot Pickup:

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