How to register to vote in Fayetteville: Registration deadline for upcoming election is Oct. 11

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New voters who’d like to cast ballots in the upcoming November election have just a few more days to register to vote.

The registration deadline for the upcoming election is set for Tuesday, Oct. 11.

Those who’d like to check their registration status can do so at voterview.ar-nova.org/.

Information on how to register to vote in Arkansas in person or by mail, along with election day info, and more is below.


In-Person Registration

There are several ways to register.

In-person registration is available in Fayetteville at the following locations:

  • Washington County Clerk’s Office – 280 N College Ave, Ste 300
  • Fayetteville Public Library – 401 W. Mountain St.
  • Arkansas State Revenue Office – 3086 M.L.K. Jr Blvd.
  • Local disability agencies
  • Military recruitment offices
  • Arkansas National Guard offices
  • Through local voter registration drives.

Registration by mail

To register to vote by mail, download a registration application (English version / Spanish version), fill it out, and mail it to the Arkansas Secretary of State’s office at:

Arkansas Secretary of State
ATTN: Voter Registration
P.O. BOX 8111
Little Rock, Arkansas 72203-8111

Please note, if your voter registration application form is submitted by mail and you are registering for the first time, and you do not have a valid Arkansas driver’s license number or social security number, in order to avoid the additional identification requirements upon voting for the first time you must submit with the mailed registration form: (a) a current and valid photo identification; or (b) a copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, or other government document that shows your name and address.

Voters may also request a paper form be mailed to them online at the Arkansas Secretary of State’s office by filling out the form here.

The voter registration FAQ here includes some helpful information, including a reminder that just because you submitted the application doesn’t mean you are registered.

If registering by mail, your application must be mailed by the deadline date (in this case, by Tuesday, Oct. 11).

According to the Washington County Clerk’s website, you can “consider yourself registered when – and only when – you receive an acknowledgment from your county clerk.” The process can take several weeks, and those who submit a registration application can follow up on the status of the application by calling the clerk’s office at 479-444-1711.


Who can register to vote?

The requirements to register to vote in the state of Arkansas are as follows.

To register, one must:

  • Be a U.S. citizen
  • Be an Arkansas resident (residing in Arkansas at least 30days before the first election in which you will vote).
  • Be 18 or turn 18 on or before the next election.
  • Not be convicted of a felony without your sentence having been discharged or pardoned.
  • Not be presently adjudged mentally incompetent as to your ability to vote by a court of competent jurisdiction.
  • Must not claim the right to vote in any other county or state

Election Day Information

Election Day for the upcoming election is set for Tuesday, Nov. 8. Early voting will begin on Oct. 24, and will run until Nov. 7.

On Election Day, voting locations will be open from 7:30 a.m. until 7:30 p.m.

In the event that a runoff is required, the General Election Day Runoff will take place on Dec. 6, with early voting available from Nov. 29-Dec. 5.

For information on early voting election sites, election day polling places, absentee voting options, sample ballots, and more, visit washingtoncountyar.gov.

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