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Early Voting Locations

Click on a marker for address and schedule.

Voting on new machines


Washington County has new voting machines this year. Here's how they work.

Useful links

Candidates and Issues
A guide to candidates and issues, with links to stories.

Sample ballot
See which races you'll be voting in.

Arkansas Secretary of State
Find your polling place and voter registration information on the Arkansas Secretary of State’s Voter View website.

Benton County Clerk
Voter registration, absentee ballots and early voting ballots.

Benton County Election Commission
Maps, voting locations, election dates.

Washington County Clerk
Voter registration, absentee ballots and early voting ballots.

Washington County Election Commission
Election results, precinct information, political boundary maps.

Key election dates

Oct. 22 — Early voting begins for General Election between the hours of 8:00 am and 6:00 pm, Monday through Friday, and 10:00 am to 4:00 pm on Saturday. Early voting ends at 5:00 pm on the Monday prior to the election.

Nov. 6 — General Election

Frequently asked question


Q: Who is eligible to vote?
A: Any person who:

  • Is a citizen of the United States.
  • Is at least 18 years of age before the election.
  • Has never been convicted of a felony.
  • Has a valid ID, and
  • Is registered to vote in his or her home county.
Convicted felons cannot vote unless their sentence has been discharged or pardoned.
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Q: How old do I have to be to vote?
A: You must be at least 18 years by the election. You can register before you turn 18 if you will be 18 by the time you vote.
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Q: How and where do I register?
A: The National Voter Registration Act made it possible for Arkansans to apply to register to vote or change a name or address when applying for or renewing a driver’s license or state identification card at the Dept. of Motor Vehicles.
A resident may register to vote in person at the County Clerk’s Office, or register to vote by mail. A pre-addressed Voter Registration Application is filled out and mailed to the Secretary of State’s Office where it is then forwarded to the appropriate County Clerk. The applications are available at all participating State Service Agencies, Armed Forces Recruitment and Arkansas National Guard Offices in Washington County and Public Libraries. Most City Clerk’s offices also provide voter registration application forms.
To make a name or address change or if you have any questions concerning voting or voter registration, call your local County Clerk’s office.
Benton County Clerk: 479-271-1013
Washington County Clerk: 479-444-1711
[Voter Registration Application]
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Q: Which races will I be voting in?
A: It depends on where you live. The Secretary Of State allows you to look up your voter registration information to see which races you’ll be voting in.
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Q: What if I’m going to be out of town while polls are open?
A: You can vote by mail, using an absentee ballot, any time an election is to be held and you realize you will be unable to go to the polls. An absentee ballot may be obtained from the County Clerk’s Office, by mail, in person, or through a designated agent. Completed absentee ballots must reach the County Clerk’s Office by 7:30 p.m. on Election Day except in two instances. Military personnel and overseas citizens’ ballots may be counted if they are received within ten days after an election and postmarked no later than the day of the election.
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Q: When are the polls open on election day?
A: The polls on Election Day are open from 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m
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Q: Do I need to bring identification if I want to vote? If so, what kind?
Q: Do I need to bring identification if I want to vote? If so, what kind? A: A recent state Supreme Court decision overturned the state's voter ID requirement, but it can't hurt to bring ID anyway. Poll workers were already trained to take ID, so not having it may cause confusion. Any of the following forms of identification were deemed adequate in the voter ID law:

  • An Arkansas driver’s license
  • A photo identification card issued by the county
  • A concealed handgun carry license
  • A United States passport
  • An employee badge or identification document that’s been issued by the State of Arkansas, the federal government or a postsecondary educational institution.
  • A United States military identification document
  • A student identification card issued by an accredited postsecondary educational institution in the State of Arkansas
  • A public assistance identification card

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    Q: What is a “runoff” election?
    A: If a candidate wins a clear majority of votes in an election, he wins. That’s at least half the votes cast plus one. If, however, no one gets a majority vote, state law requires a race between the two leading vote-getters.
    Note that there are no runoffs for federal elections. There are runoffs in party primaries for federal office, but not for the election itself.
    For instance, suppose three candidates enter the a party primary for U.S. Senate from Arkansas, and none win a clear majority. That party would have a runoff election for the nomination.
    However, if the general election for the U.S. Senate had a Democrat, a Republican and an independent candidate running, and none got a majority, the candidate with the most votes would be declared the winner.
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    Q: Do I have to pick a party primary to vote in the judicial elections?
    A: No. Party primaries polling sites are required to have non-partisan ballots available for people who do not want to vote in either primary.
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