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Monday, April 19, 2010

Be sure to register

Posted By on Mon, Apr 19, 2010 at 11:49 AM

If you're not already registered to vote, you've got to be by the end of the day if you want to vote in the May 18 preferential primary and nonpartisan judicial elections. You can verify your registration information here. Read the press release on the jump for more details.
Secretary Daniels Reminds Arkansans of Upcoming Voter Registration Deadline

LITTLE ROCK, AR—Secretary of State Charlie Daniels today reminded Arkansans who are not already registered to vote that they must do so by Monday, April 19 to participate in the May 18 Preferential Primary and Nonpartisan Judicial Election.

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.

“I encourage all Arkansans who are eligible to vote, who have not already registered, to complete and return a voter registration application now so that their voices can be heard in the upcoming May 18 primary and judicial elections,” Secretary Daniels said.

When registering to vote for the first time, applicants should include a copy of a valid photo identification, utility bill, paycheck, or government document that shows one’s current name and address information. If no identification is provided with the application, first time voters will be required to show identification 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. Arkansans can verify their voter registration information online at www.VoteNaturally.org or by smartphone at www.sos.ar.gov/m.

Voter registration applications may be completed in person at state revenue and county clerks’ offices, public libraries, and public assistance agencies, or they may be mailed to county clerks’ offices or to the Secretary of State’s office.

Arkansans can verify their voter registration status, find their early and Election Day polling locations, and get a copy of the voter registration application by visiting www.VoteNaturally.org or by contacting the Arkansas Secretary of State Elections Division at (800) 482-1127.

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