Voting opportunities are flexible for registered Arkansans getting ready to participate in the 2020 general election. Here is The Arkansas Traveler’s voting and candidate breakdown.
WHAT TO BRING
Voters will need a valid ID.
Voters can check to see where they are registered to vote and what polling places are open in their county here.
Early voting began Monday, Oct. 19 in Arkansas and will last until Monday, November 2. Voters in Fayetteville are able to vote at five locations, including Bud Walton Arena, Diamond Dance Studio, Medical Arts Pharmacy, Rise Physical Therapy and the Washington County Courthouse. Washington County voters are also able to vote at locations in Elkins, Lincoln, Prairie Grove and Springdale.
If a voter's name or address has changed, they may update their information at the early voting site.
Voters will be able to submit an application to receive a mail-in ballot until Oct. 27. Voters must then complete their ballots and return them either in person or by mail to their county clerk’s office.
For ballots to be counted, they must be at the county clerk’s office by 7:30 p.m. on election day, and not simply postmarked by that time. Voters can return ballots in person by Monday, November 2 by close of business.
Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, services may be limited or different from past years. Voters can contact their local election office with any questions.
-Voters should wash hands before entering and after leaving the polling place.
-Wear a mask.
-Maintain at least 6 feet from others.
-Voters should not disinfect equipment themselves.
-Consider alternative methods for voting.
-Vote early if possible.
-Avoid peak times.
-Voters should check their polling locations in advance to make sure there have been no changes because of COVID-19.
-Complete forms beforehand if possible.
-Bring your own pen or stylus.
ON THE BALLOT
Voters can find a county-specific sample ballot here by entering their mailing address in the city they are registered in.
The ballot will include nominees for the presidential race, Congress and the House of Representatives. It will also include the three state ballot measures.
Voters will be able to choose on:
The Transportation Sales Tax Continuation Amendment, if passed, will amend the state constitution and make a 0.5% sales tax permanent. Revenue from the tax increase will be used for state and local transportation improvements, including highways, roads and bridges.
The State Legislative Term Limits Amendment, if passed, will create term limits of twelve consecutive years for state legislators. This initiative gives them the opportunity to return after a four-year break.
Issue 3, or the Initiative Process and Legislative Referral Requirements Amendment, if passed, will change requirements for citizen initiatives and legislative referrals.
Donald J. Trump (R) (Incumbent)
Michael R. Pence (Running mate)
Joseph R. Biden (D)
Kamala D. Harris (Running mate)
Brian T. Carroll - American Solidarity Party
Amar Patel (Running mate)
Don Blankenship - Constitution Party
William Mohr (Running mate)
Howie Hawkins - Green Party
Angela Nicole Walker (Running mate)
Phil Collins (I)
Billy Joe Parker (Running mate)
Roque “Rocky” De La Fuente (I)
Darcy Richardson (Running mate)
C.L. Gammon (I)
Phil Collins (Running mate)
Brock Pierce (I)
Karla Ballard (Running mate)
Kanye West (I)
Michelle Tidball (Running mate)
Jo Jorgensen (L)
Spike Cohen (Running mate)
J.R. Myers - Life and Liberty
Tiara Lusk (Running mate)
Gloria La Riva - Party for Socialism and Liberation
Sunil Freeman (Running mate)
Candidates listed are those on the Washington County ballot.
U.S. House Arkansas District 3
Steve Womack (R) (Incumbent)
Celeste Williams (D)
Michael Kalagias (L)
U.S. Senate Arkansas
Tom Cotton (R) (Incumbent)
Ricky Dale Harrington Jr. (L)
Arkansas House of Representatives
David Whitaker (D) (Incumbent)
Brian Hester (R)