Washington County Citizen Information
Who can vote
Any person who is a citizen of the United States, at least 18 years of age before the election, with a valid ID, and registered to vote in Washington County may vote.
Convicted felons cannot vote unless their sentence has been discharged or pardoned.
Who can register to vote
You must be a U.S. citizen, at least 18 years of age before the election; you need not be 18 at the time you register, but must be by the time you vote.
How and where to register
The National Voter Registration Act (NVRA) has made it possible for Arkansans to apply to register to vote or change a name or address when applying for or renewing their 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 in Washington County 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 the County Clerk's office at 479-444-1711.
When can you vote
You must have APPLIED TO REGISTER to vote 30 calendar days prior to an election to be able to vote in that election. If you have not received confirmation from your County Clerk concerning your voting status within ten days of applying, call the County Clerk's office at 479-444-1711 immediately.
Absentee and early voting
You may 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 and mailed 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.
You may also vote early at the County Clerk's Office up to 15 days prior to Election day.
The polls on Election Day are open from 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.