How to vote for Bernie Sanders in Arkansas

Register By

February 3 (Monday)

Primary On

March 3 (Tuesday)

Arkansas Primary: March 3, 2020

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Arkansas Voter Information

Get Registered

Good news! Because Arkansas has open primaries, you can vote for Bernie regardless of your registered party. If you want to vote for Bernie, get registered to vote!

Arkansas does not have online registration, but you can fill out a registration form to print and mail in.

Get registered to vote now!

You must be registered by Mon, February 3 (10 days away).

Not sure if you are registered, or what you're registered as? Check your current registration status online.

Go Vote!

Vote on Tuesday, March 3rd, 2020 from 7:30AM – 7:30PM. Find your polling place here: https://www.voterview.ar-nova.org/VoterView/

Download the absentee ballot for Arkansas here: https://www.sos.arkansas.gov/uploads/elections/Absentee_Ballot_Application.pdf

Check out the official Arkansas Voting Guide here: https://www.sos.arkansas.gov/uploads/elections/voting_101_9-2018_grayscaleb.pdf

Check out the official Arkansas 2020 Election Calendar here:

https://www.sos.arkansas.gov/uploads/2020_Election_Calendar_7-29-19.pdf

Id Requirement

An election official will ask you to state your name, address and date of birth.
The election official will request for you to provide an approved form of I.D.
If you registered by mail after January 1, 2003, and did not submit the required I.D. with your voter registration application, you may be required to show I.D. to vote a regular ballot. Types of additional I.D., which must show the name and address of the voter, include a current and valid photo I.D.or a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck or other government document.
If you don’t present the necessary identification, the election official will instruct you on voting a Provisional Ballot.

More info here:
https://www.sos.arkansas.gov/elections/voter-information/voter-registration-information

Voter Workplace Protection

Unpaid time off, no advance notice needed. Employer must schedule work hours so employee has time to vote.

Early Voting

Vote Early in Arkansas! Arkansans can vote in-person before election day! If you'll be out of town on March 3 or simply find it more convenient, vote early!

Early voting in Arkansas begins February 17 and ends on March 2.

Early voting begins for the Preferential Primary Election, and shall be available between the hours of 8:00 am and 6:00 pm, Monday through Friday, and 10:00 am – 4:00 pm on Saturday. Early voting ends at 5:00 pm on the Monday prior to the election.

Find your county clerk info here: https://www.sos.arkansas.gov/uploads/elections/county_clerks_for_website.pdf

Absentee Ballots can be requested as early as 1/3/2020!

College Students

If you are a college student not living in your home state, you can vote for Bernie in either your home state or in the state in which you are attending school!

Military/Overseas Voters

If you are a Military Voter or a US Citizen living abroad, you are able to request a ballot here to vote for Bernie.

Become a Delegate for Bernie

Willing to go the extra mile to help Bernie get elected? We need 2,373 Bernie supporters to become a Delegate, travel to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and cast their vote for Bernie Sanders at the Democratic National Convention. Interested?

How to become a delegate in Arkansas

Arkansas has 36 delegates 

  • 20 district
  • 7 at large
  • 4 Pledged PLEOs
  • 5 Superdelegates

Superdelegates: Kasey Summerville, Lottie Shackelford, Dustin McDaniel, Nicole Hart, Michael John Gray

Important dates:

Filing period to become a delegate to the congressional district caucus: November 5 to November 8, 2019

Primary: March 3, 2020

Filing period to become a delegate: April 30, 2020 to May 7, 2020

Congressional District Caucus and State Conventions: May 30, 2020

Arkansas Delegate Selection Plan

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Short Guide to the Delegate Selection 

Process to become a Congressional district caucus delegate 

  • File County Committee Form A.
  • Candidates indicate their presidential candidate preference or uncommitted status. All must file the following statement of Candidacy
  • File with your county committee from November 5 to November 12, 2019 to get on March 3, 2020 ballot to run to be a Delegate to the congressional district caucus who select delegates at the State convention. 20 District-level delegates, 7 At-Large delegates and 4 PLEO delegates are selected by the delegates to the congressional district caucuses.

District delegate (20), At Large delegate (11) or Alternate delegate (4)

  • Between April 30 and May 7 File a Statement of Candidacy form pledging support for Bernie.
  • Forms are on the Arkansas Democrats website.
  • Send to William A. Gwatney Democratic Headquarters, 1300 West Capitol Avenue, Little Rock, AR 72201 or email to [email protected]
  • District delegates, at Large Delegates and Alternate delegates are selected by congressional district caucus members at the Congressional District Caucuses/State Convention on May 30, 2020.

Pledged PLEO Delegate (7)

You have to qualify to be one of these delegates. Eligible pledged Party Leader and Elected Official delegate positions are filled according to the following priority: big city mayors and state-wide elected officials; state legislative leaders, state legislators, and other state, county and local elected officials and party leaders. Help Bernie by encouraging qualified Bernie supporting people to file to become PLEOs.

  • Between April 30 and May 7 File a Statement of Candidacy form pledging support for Bernie.
  • Forms are on the Arkansas Democrats website
  • Send to William A. Gwatney Democratic Headquarters, 1300 West Capitol Avenue, Little Rock, AR 72201 or email to [email protected]
  • PLEO delegates are selected by congressional district caucus members at the Congressional District Caucuses/State Convention on May 30, 2020.

Standing Committee and Delegation Chair 

Standing Committee Members (3) 1 on each committee (Credentials, Platform and Rules). The members of the standing committees and the delegation Chair are elected by a quorum of Arkansas National Convention delegates on May 30, 2020. You don’t have to be a delegate or alternate to be elected.

Convention Pages

Convention Pages(2) are selected by the State Democratic Chair before May 30, 2020.

Presidential Electors (6)

Presidential electors to the Electoral College are nominated by the Chairperson of the party.  Selection occurs by voice vote at the May 30, 2020 Special State Convention.

Contact the Arkansas Democratic Party if you have questions.

More Information

If you have any questions about voting in Arkansas you may contact your state official elections office or Democratic party.

Find local Bernie supporters and get help from /r/ArkansasForSanders

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