Voter Information


2022 Election Dates

Includes dates for 2022 May and November School Elections.
Please see the separate calendar for the 2021 November School Election.  Click here to view the PDF version.

DECEMBER 31, 2021

  • 12:00 Noon – First day for nonpartisan prosecutor and judicial candidates to file petitions for ballot access in the Nonpartisan Election without paying a filing fee. Ark. Code § 7-10-103(c)(1)(A)(i)

[*Deadlines falling on a weekend or holiday when the designated filing office is closed are extended to the following business day, per Ark. Code § 7-1-108. The actual deadline will be Monday, January 3, 2022.]

JANUARY 7, 2022

  • 12:00 Noon – Last day for nonpartisan prosecutor and judicial candidates to file petitions for ballot access in the Nonpartisan Election without paying a filing fee. Ark. Code § 7-10-103(c)(1)(A)(i)

FEBRUARY 22, 2022

  • Party Filing Period Begins at 12:00 Noon Ark. Code § 7-7-203(c)(1)
  • Nonpartisan Filing Period Begins at 3:00 pm Ark. Code § 7-10-103(b)(2)(B)

MARCH 1, 2022

  • Party Filing Period Ends at 12:00 Noon Ark. Code § 7-7-203(c)(1)
  • Nonpartisan Filing Period Ends at 3:00 pm Ark. Code § 7-10-103(b)(2)(B)

MAY 9, 2022
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. Ark. Code § 7-5-418(a)(1)(4)

MAY 24, 2022

  • Preferential Primary Election Ark. Code § 7-7-203(b)
  • Nonpartisan General Election Ark. Code § 7-10-102(b)(1)
  • Annual School Election (If held in May) Ark. Code § 6-14-102(a)(1)
  • Deadline to apply to register to vote – Sunday, April 24, 2022*
    • Actual deadline is Monday, April 25, 2022.
      Ark. Code § 7-5-201(a); Arkansas Constitution, Amendment 51

JUNE 21, 2022

  • General Primary Election Ark. Code § 7-7-203(a);
  • Annual School Runoff Election (If election was held in May) Ark. Code § 6-14-121
  • Deadline to apply to register to vote – Sunday, May 22, 2022*
    • Actual deadline is Monday, May 23, 2022
      Ark. Code § 7-5-201(a); Arkansas Constitution, Amendment 51

AUGUST 9, 2022

  • Municipal Primary Election (City Administrator) Ark. Code § 14-48-109(a)(2)(B)
  • Deadline to apply to register to vote – Sunday, July 10, 2022*
    • Actual deadline is Monday, July 11, 2022.
      Ark. Code § 7-5-201(a); Arkansas Constitution, Amendment 51

OCTOBER 24, 2022

Early voting begins for the General Election 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.
Ark. Code § 7-5-418(a)(1)(A)

NOVEMBER 8, 2022

  • General Election Ark. Code § 7-10-102
  • Nonpartisan Runoff Election Ark. Code § 7-10-102(c)(2)
  • Annual School Election (If held in November) Ark. Code § 6-14-102(a)(1)
  • Deadline to apply to register to vote – Sunday, October 9, 2022*
    • Deadline is Monday, October 10, 2022
      Ark. Code § 7-5-201(a); Arkansas Constitution, Amendment 51

DECEMBER 6, 2022

  • General Runoff Election (County and Municipal) Ark. Code § 7-5-106
    • Or in case of a tie for certain state or township offices.
  • Annual Runoff School Election (If election was held in November) Ark. Code § 6-14-121
  • Deadline to apply to register to vote – Sunday, November 6, 2022*
    • Actual deadline is Monday, November 6, 2022.
      Ark. Code § 7-5-201(a); Arkansas Constitution, Amendment 51

      *Deadlines that fall on a Saturday, Sunday, or legal holiday will advance to the next business day, per Ark. Code § 7-1-108. For this publication, the Office of the Secretary of State has interpreted “legal holiday” as being an official state holiday and an official federal holiday in which the deadline is affected by the availability of mail services through the United States Postal Service.