What To Expect At The Polls In Arkansas's Primary

Feb 21, 2016

Credit Michael Hibblen / KUAR News

Another full week of early voting continues heading into the March 1st primary and non-partisan judicial elections.

KUAR's Chris Hickey recently spoke with Pulaski County Director of Elections Bryan Poe about some things voters should know when they head to the polls.

According to the Pulaski County Clerk's office, as of Friday Feb. 19, 6,574 Pulaski County voters cast ballots in this year's primary. Among those, 3259 were Democratic ballots, 2791 were Republican, 23 were non-partisan and 501 were absentee.

Early voting locations in Pulaski County:

  • Pulaski County Regional Bldg, 501 West Markham, Little Rock, AR
  • Williams Library, 1800 S Chester St, Little Rock, AR 72206
  • Dee Brown Library, 6325 Baseline Rd, Little Rock, AR 72209-4729
  • Thompson Library, 38 Rahling Circle, Little Rock, AR 72223-9187
  • William F Laman Public Library, 2801 Orange Street, N Little Rock, AR 72114-2200
  • Jacksonville Community Center, 5 Municipal Drive, Jacksonville, AR 72076-4272
  • Jess Odom Community Center, 1100 Edgewood Drive, Maumelle, AR 72113-6279
  • Sherwood Senior Citizens Center, 2301 Thornhill Drive, Sherwood, AR 72120-3162
  • Central Arkansas Library System, 2100 John Barrow Road, Little Rock, AR 72204-1439

Sites will be open from 8am to 6pm Tuesday-Friday. They will be open from 10am to 4pm on Saturday. The Pulaski County Regional Building will also be open from 8am to 5m on Monday, Feb. 29. Voters will only be allowed to vote at their precinct on election day, March 1st. To find a full list of candidates, issues and precincts in Pulaski County, click here. Other information can be found on the Pulaski County Election Commission website, votepulaski.net. If you live outside of Pulaski County, contact your county clerk or election commission to get information on polling locations, ballots and registration information.


-The deadline to register to vote in the primary has passed, but if you have recently moved to a different county in Arkansas and would like to register to vote in that county, you still have until Friday, Feb. 26 to re-register with your county clerk's office or the Arkansas Secretary of State. Otherwise, you will have to vote in the county precinct where you previously resided.

-If you are planning to vote absentee, you must apply with the county clerk's office and submit your ballot via mail or in-person so that is received by election day (March 1st).