Voter registration deadline is Monday

Would be voters have until Monday, October 5, to register before the 2020 General Election to be held November 3.
Voter registration is Arkansas is October 3 this year. However, with that day falling on a weekend the deadline has been extended until Monday, October 5.
Every year millions of Americans find themselves unable to vote because they miss a registration deadline, don’t update their registration, or aren’t sure how to register.
If you mail in your voter registration form be aware that it must be postmarked by October 5. State officials recommend you follow up with the county clerk’s office if you mail in your form to make sure it was received.
Any Arkansas resident who has moved to another county since last registering to vote must register in their new county of residence. You can update your information up to four day before the election.
Anyone seeking to register in Arkansas must meet five requirements. You must be a United States citizen; you must be an Arkansas resident; you must be 18 or turn 18 on or before the election; under most circumstances you can’t be a convicted felon; and you can’t be deemed “mentally incompetent” regarding your ability to vote by a court. 
The only way to register to vote in Arkansas is by filling out a paper voter registration application, according to the Secretary of State. You can submit the completed form in person at your county clerk or mail it. Unfortunately, the state doesn’t offer a 100 percent online application.
Would be voters in Montgomery County can get a voter registration form by visiting the Montgomery County Clerk’s Office in the courthouse in Mount Ida. You can also request a form from the state by mail, or you can download the form from the Secretary of State’s website.
Arkansas voters are required to provide either a driver’s license number, or the last four digits of your Social Security number. If you do not have either you must check box number nine to indicate so.
When your local county clerk is done processing your application, they will send you a voter registration card that you’ll use to verify your registration status at your polling place. Election officials note that receiving your card could take “up to several weeks.
Early voting in Arkansas will begin October 19 and continue through November 2. Early voting will be held at the Montgomery County Annex Building located at 117 Ray Drive in Mount Ida.
Anyone wishing to cast an absentee ballot can pick up an absentee ballot request form at the county clerk’s office.
If you have other questions regarding voter registration in Montgomery County please contact the Montgomery County Clerk’s Office at (870) 867-3521.

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