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Arkansans Reminded to Register on National Voter Registration Day

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Tuesday, September 19, 2023   

It is National Voter Registration Day. Ahead of the municipal election on November 14th, there is an urgent push for voter registration in the Natural State. In 2022, more than 1.7 million Arkansas citizens reported being registered, according to the Arkansas Secretary of State website.

Kay Abney, voter registration board member with the League of Women Voters Arkansas, said your vote counts and people have to register before the actual election to be eligible to participate.

"Arkansas does not have online registration," she explained. "You can register at any of the drives or at the county courthouse, but it has to be done a month before. People can't turn in other people's absentee ballots any more; they did away with that. "

Abney noted the last day to register to vote is October 15th, and added Arkansas requires voters to have a photo ID such as a driver licenses or U.S. passport, and college students can use their school ID for verification. The League has worked to make it easier for people to get voter information online at 'Vote411.org'

The league has expanded its community outreach. Every weekend, the league is at farmers markets, and today will be at a voter registration drive in Fayetteville, Abney continued.

"A lady came by and offered to let us set up in her yard," she said. "And she has a couple other friends wanted to do that, too. And one of them is a really good place. It's corner of going into the Wilson Park. And it's a three-way stop there. So we can set up on their lawn, and we can reach the voters."

Abney said it is imperative for residents to update their voter registration information, especially if they have recently moved within the state. She suggested visiting a local registration office or the Arkansas Secretary of State's website to update voter registration information before the election.

Disclosure: League of Women Voters contributes to our fund for reporting on Civic Engagement. If you would like to help support news in the public interest, click here.


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