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2020 Election: Arkansas Voter's Guide

Get the information you need to cast your ballot in the 2020 general election in Arkansas.

5NEWS Web Staff, KTHV

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Election day is November 3, 2020, and several important local and national races will be decided. Here's what you need to know to ensure you can cast a ballot in Arkansas, and a look at what you will be voting on. 

Need-to-know dates

  • Election Day: Tuesday, November 3
  • Deadline to register by mail: Monday, October 5
  • Deadline to register for voting in person: Monday, October 5
  • Deadline to request an absentee ballot (must be received by): Tuesday, October 27
  • Early voting period: from Monday, October 19 to Monday, November 2