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2018 Candidate Filing Set For Kick-Off

Candidates will file for office February 22nd through March 1st. Read more


Election Results: Special Primary Election

See primary election results for State Senate District 16, State Senate District 29, and State House District 83. Read more


End-of-Year Reminder for Arkansas Businesses

(LITTLE ROCK, ARK.) – Arkansas Secretary of State Mark Martin reminds businesses that the end of the year is approaching and there are a couple of important deadlines coming up.   If you have not paid your franchise taxes for 2017, and do not do so by December 31st, your business... Read more


2017 Annual Franchise Taxes Due May 1st

(LITTLE ROCK, ARK.) – Secretary of State Mark Martin is reminding Arkansas businesses that annual franchise taxes must be filed by midnight on Monday, May 1st with the Secretary of State’s Business and Commercial Services (BCS) division.Every incorporated business, whether domestic or foreign, pays an annual fee... Read more


Subcommittee of Capitol Arts & Grounds Commission Will Take Comments on Ten Commandments Proposal

(LITTLE ROCK, ARK.) – Subcommittee Two of the State Capitol Arts and Grounds Commission will hold a public hearing to take comments regarding proposed changes to the base structure of the Ten Commandments Monument on the grounds of the Arkansas State Capitol. Public comments will be restricted to only the... Read more


Subcommittee of Capitol Arts and Grounds Commission to Meet

(LITTLE ROCK, ARK.) – On Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at 11 AM, Subcommittee Two of the State Capitol Arts and Grounds Commission will meet in the Old Supreme Courtroom on the second floor of the Arkansas State Capitol Building. The purpose of this meeting is to review the proposed changes to the base... Read more


Secretary of State Launches New Online Campaign Finance System

Secretary of State Launches New Online Campaign Finance System Filers encouraged to registered before deadline (LITTLE ROCK, ARK.) – In compliance with Act 318 of 2017, the Office of Secretary of State Mark Martin is now ready implement a new Campaign Contribution and Expenditure Reporting System. For filers and members of the... Read more


Arkansas Secretary of State Wins 2017 NASS IDEAS Award

(LITTLE ROCK, Ark.)—During a special awards ceremony held on July 9, the Office of the Arkansas Secretary of State was selected to receive the 2017 National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS) IDEAS Award, which recognizes innovation and excellence in state programming. Arkansas was recognized for its Gov2Go platform,... Read more


State Capitol Will Close Friday night, May 19th; Reopen Monday, May 22nd

State Capitol Will Be Closed This Weekend  Maintenance project will close building Friday night, May 19th, reopen Monday morning, May 22nd Effective at 6:00 PM on Friday, May 19th and continuing through 6:00 AM on Monday, May 22nd, the Arkansas State Capitol Building will be closed to all visitors and staff,... Read more


Capitol’s Summer Exhibit Unveiled

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT:  Chris Powell | chris.powell@sos.arkansas.gov | (501) 683-0057 Capitol’s Summer Exhibit Unveiled “Finding Your Adventure” a Salute to National Park System (LITTLE ROCK, ARK.) – Secretary of State Mark Martin would like to invite Arkansans to visit the Capitol and view... Read more


Secretary Martin to Serve on National Task Force

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT:  Chris Powell | chris.powell@sos.arkansas.gov | (501) 683-0057 Secretary Martin to Serve on National Task Force Group to Study Remote Notarization Technologies & Standards (LITTLE ROCK, ARK.) – Arkansas Secretary of State Mark Martin will be joining counterparts from across the country to serve on... Read more


New Notary Public Training Offered by Secretary of State

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT:  Chris Powell | chris.powell@sos.arkansas.gov | (501) 683-0057 New Notary Public Training Offered by Secretary of State Free Online Course, Upcoming Seminars Available (LITTLE ROCK, ARK.) - FREE online notary training is now available and can be found on the Secretary of State’s... Read more


Arkansas Franchise Tax Deadline is May 2nd

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT:  Chris Powell | chris.powell@sos.arkansas.gov | (501) 683-0057  Arkansas Franchise Tax Deadline is May 2nd Businesses Encouraged to File Online (LITTLE ROCK, ARK.) – Secretary of State Mark Martin is reminding Arkansas businesses that annual franchise taxes must be filed by midnight on May ... Read more


New Capitol Exhibit Highlights Children’s Book Illustrators

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT:  Chris Powell |chris.powell@sos.arkansas.gov | (501) 683-0057   New Capitol Exhibit Highlights Children’s Book Illustrators Month-Long Cultural Exhibit on Loan From Mexican Consulate (Little Rock, Ark.) – We first encounter books as children; the nature of this encounter determines to a... Read more


Capitol Display Honors Black History Month

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT:  Chris Powell |chris.powell@sos.arkansas.gov | 501-683-0057 Capitol Display Honors Black History Month Next Generations: Arkansas’s African  American Legislators since 1973 Between 1868 and 1893, significant numbers of African Americans served in the chambers of the Arkansas Legislature.  Black legislators remained... Read more


New State Capitol Exhibit on Display

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT:  Chris Powell |chris.powell@sos.arkansas.gov | 501-683-0057 New State Capitol Exhibit on Display “Wildlife 101,” the Art of Duane Hada (LITTLE ROCK, ARK.) -- At the dawn of the Twentieth Century, Arkansas lacked any state agency overseeing wildlife populations and their... Read more


Subcommittees of Capitol Arts and Grounds Commission to Meet

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact:  Chris Powell | chris.powell@sos.arkansas.gov | 501-683-0057 Meeting Notice:  Subcommittee will hear presentation regarding proposal from The Satanic Temple  (LITTLE ROCK, ARK.) - Subcommittee Two of the State Capitol Arts and Grounds Commission will meet on Wednesday, January 25, 2017 at 11:00 AM. ... Read more


Hoxie: Right in ‘55

New State Capitol Exhibit Commemorates  Historic Integration of Hoxie Schools (LITTLE ROCK, ARK.) –  From its founding in the 1880s until ten years after the end of World War II, the northeast Arkansas town of Hoxie was an agricultural town, a railroad town, a cotton market town. ... Read more