Arkansas - Open Primaries
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Primary Elections State By State

Arkansas

Arkansas.gifPrimaries:

  • Democratic congressional and state primaries: open
  • Republican congressional and state primaries: open
  • Democratic Presidential primary: open
  • Republican Presidential primary: open

 

Primary Type Definitions

 

Registration:

  • Optional party affiliation. Voters are given the option to affiliate or not to affiliate with a political party on the registration form.

 

Details of voting in congressional and state primary elections:

  • All voters may choose which party ballot they will vote on. They are held to that affiliation in the case of a runoff election.
  • An unaffiliated voter may decide not to participate in either party's primary and will be given the amendments/referendum ballot only.  
  • Voter registration closes 30 days before the primary election.