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Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Vote deadline

Posted By on Wed, Jan 2, 2008 at 3:58 PM

Jan. 7 is the deadline to register to vote in the coming presidential primary election.

The secretary of state's news release is on the jump. It should give you an idea of why I believe we have adequate guidelines to insure that only qualified people are registered.


(LITTLE ROCK, ARK.)—Secretary of State Charlie Daniels reminds Arkansans that the deadline to register to vote in the Presidential Preferential Primary Election on Tuesday, February 5th is fast approaching.  Applications must be postmarked by Monday, January 7th.

“This is the first time we’ve had a separate Presidential Preferential Primary Election, and the election is occurring earlier than ever before,” said Secretary Daniels.  “I encourage all eligible citizens to register to vote by Monday’s deadline so that all who wish to cast a vote for a party’s 2008 presidential candidate will have an opportunity to do so.”

To be eligible to vote in Arkansas, an applicant must be a U.S. citizen residing in Arkansas who will be 18 years of age on or before Election Day.  Registrants cannot claim the right to vote in another county or state and must also be free of certain restrictions relating to voter competency and felony convictions.

When registering to vote for the first time, applicants should include a copy of a valid photo I.D., utility bill, paycheck, or government document that shows one’s current name and address information.  If no I.D. is provided with the application, first time voters will be required to show I.D. at the polls or vote a provisional ballot.  Election officials will later determine whether that ballot can be counted.

Voters who have changed addresses or names since they last registered to vote may also update their information on the voter registration application.  Voters may check the status of their registration online at

Applications are available at state revenue and county clerks’ offices, public libraries, and public assistance agencies; by mail through requests to the county clerks’ offices or to Voter Services in the Secretary of State’s office at 1-800-247-3312; or online from the Secretary of State’s website at  A Spanish version of the application is also available.

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