Casting Your Vote
October 26, 2016
As Election Day is quickly approaching, Arkansans are making important decisions on the many candidates and issues on the ballot.
Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge issued today’s alert to help Arkansans be educated voters.
“Voting is one of the most important rights we have as Americans,” said Attorney General Rutledge. “We are blessed to live in a country with free and fair elections where our government is truly of the people, by the people and for the people. I encourage all Arkansans to research each candidate and issue on the general election ballot.”
Attorney General Rutledge released the following voter information list:
- Confirm your voting registration, location and precinct with your county clerk, on your voter registration card or online at VoterView.org.
- Check with your County Clerk to view a sample ballot before you vote.
- Review candidate information and ballot issues by visiting the Secretary of State’s Elections website.
- Research ballot issues from a non-partisan source beforehand to be a more informed voter.
Early voting is open through Nov. 7, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays. Check with the county clerk to find early voting locations in your county. Election Day is Nov. 8, and polls will be open from 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Absentee ballots must be returned to your County Clerk by Nov. 8. Military ballots must be post marked by Election Day and received by Friday, Nov. 18.
For tips on what to expect at your polling location, you can review the Secretary of State’s Voting 101 Pocket Guide.
For more information about consumer-related issues, contact the Arkansas Attorney General’s office at (800) 482-8982 or consumer@ArkansasAG.gov or visit ArkansasAG.gov or facebook.com/AGLeslieRutledge.