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How Arkansas voters can find their polling places

by Stephen Simpson | May 5, 2022 at 12:54 p.m.
Danny Land assists an Arkansas voter Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016, at Highland Church of Christ. Election officials at this polling place said wait times were long as soon as polls opened.

Arkansas' primary election draws nearer every day, and before voters can cast a ballot, they need to know where to go. Here's how to find your polling place.

Election day polling place

A voter’s precinct is determined by where they live, and the polling site is assigned by county election commissions. Kevin Niehaus, spokesman for the Arkansas secretary of state’s office, said the easiest way to find local polling places for primary or general election day is to use a website run by the secretary of state’s office: voterview.ar-nova.org/VoterView

The website allows users to look up if they are registered to vote and where their local polling place is located. It also allows someone to search their polling place by inputting their address. 

Most local newspapers also publish a list of polling sites within a few days of an election, and those without internet access can contact their county clerk’s office for polling place information. If you received a Voter ID card from your county clerk, it may also show your precinct. 

Polling places are open from 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. on election day.

Early voting polling place

Early voting sites are often different from Election Day polling places, so voters should be sure to verify where to vote, whether early or on Election Day. 

Early voting locations are also available by searching a voter’s address at: voterview.ar-nova.org/VoterView

Early voting begins for the primary election on May 9. During a primary or general election, early voting is available between 8 a.m. to 6 p.m on Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. 

Voters can cast a ballot in either the Democratic or Republican primary but not both. A voter can also select a nonpartisan ballot. In most counties, early voting is conducted at the county clerk’s office, but off-site early voting locations will usually be published in local newspapers.

If someone has moved or changed their name, they may be asked to update their information at the early voting site.

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