MADISON COUNTY ARKANSAS

Elections

A GENERAL ELECTION &
NON-PARTISAN JUDICIAL RUN-OFF ELECTION
will be held in Madison County, AR 
November 3, 2020

Check your voter registration status, absentee ballot status, polling locations, and view sample ballots here
voterview.org

For information on the Arkansas ballot issues click below:
https://www.uaex.edu/business-communities/voter-education/state-ballot-issues.aspx

Watch a video demonstration of the new voting equipment

   

REGISTER TO VOTE
  • The Deadline to Register to Vote in the General Election is on October 5, 2020,  if you are not currently registered to vote in Arkansas.  A voter registration application must be submitted to the County Clerk's office or be postmarked by the deadline to be accepted.
  • For an Arkansas Voter Registration Application:
  1. Call the County Clerk's office at:  (479) 738-2747, or
  2. Download an application using the link below:                                                             www.sos.arkansas.gov/uploads/elections/ArkansasVoterRegistrationApplication.pdf
Mail completed application to:                             Place completed application in the
Madison County Clerk                                  OR                              Courthouse Drop Box
P.O. Box 37                                                                               located near the main entrance of the   
Huntsville, AR 72740                                                                                     Courthouse


NAME OR ADDRESS CHANGES
  • If your name or address has changed recently, please submit an Arkansas Voter Registration Application to make the change as soon as possible, but no later than October 30, 2020.  This will save you time at the polls and help to avoid any issues when you go to vote. 
  • Voters may check their voter registration status using the link below:                                    www.voterview.org

ABSENTEE VOTING (VOTE BY MAIL)
  • If you would like to vote by mail, please APPLY NOW.  You must submit a signed absentee ballot application before a ballot can be mailed to you.  Concerns over COVID-19 are a legal and valid reason to request an absentee ballot.
  • You may vote as soon as you receive your absentee ballot, and you may return your ballot by mail to the County Clerk's office immediately after voting.  
  • The absentee ballot packet you will receive in the mail will include a postage-paid return envelope in which to return your ballot. 
  • DO NOT return your absentee ballot to the Courthouse Drop Box.  If you do, it cannot be counted.
  • We recommend that voters cast their ballot and mail it to the County Clerk's office as soon as possible after receiving it.  This will help ensure adequate time for your ballot to be received back in the County Clerk's office by Election Day.  DO NOT wait until the last minute to mail your ballot.
  • Please read and follow all of the instructions included in your absentee ballot packet, making sure to completely fill out and sign your voter statement.
  • You may check the status of your absentee ballot by visiting:  www.voterview.org
  • You may also call the County Clerk's office at (479) 738-2747 to see if your ballot has been received.
To download an absentee ballot application, please click on the link below:

  • Return completed absentee ballot applications as soon as possible:
By Mail:  Madison County Clerk, P.O. Box 37, Huntsville, AR 72740
By E-Mail:  countyclerk@madisoncounty.net

For additional information, please contact the County Clerk's Office


IN-PERSON EARLY VOTING
  • In-person Early Voting will begin on October 19th at the Madison County Courthouse.
  • The Courthouse lobby will be open for VOTING PURPOSES ONLY.
  • County offices are currently closed to public entry.
  • All other business with county offices must still be conducted by phone or other remote means. 
  • Early Voting Dates and Times are as follows:
Week One:  October 19th - October 24th
Hours:  8:00 am to 6:00 pm, Monday - Friday
10:00 am to 4:00 pm, Saturday

Week Two:  October 26th - October 31st
Hours:  8:00 am to 6:00 pm, Monday - Friday
10:00 am to 4:00 pm Saturday

Last Day to Early Vote:  Monday, November 2nd 
Hours:  8:00 am to 5:00 pm

  • Voters must enter through the main entrance (north door) and exit through the west door.
  • Voter access inside the Courthouse will be limited to the number of ExpressVote ballot marking devices and voter check-in stations available.
  • Voters must wait outside the building until a station becomes available.
  • A poll worker will admit voters inside the building.
  • Voters should plan ahead for any potential inclement weather.
  • Due to COVID-19, social distancing will be required inside the building and in line outside of the Courthouse during Early Voting.
  • Voters who reside in the same household may stand together in line.  
  • Voters are strongly encouraged to wear a mask or face covering to the polls to protect their health and out of the respect for the health of others.
  • Voters who have a physical, sensory, or other disability and who inform a poll worker that they are unable to stand in line for extended periods of time are entitled to and shall be assisted by a poll worker to advance to the head of the line of voters then waiting in line to vote.
  • Voters are strongly encouraged to have their ballot choices made BEFORE they head to the polls to vote.  This will save voters time at the polls and will keep the voting lines moving as quickly as possible.
  • Sample Ballots and Ballot Measure Information may be viewed by clicking on the links at the top of this page.
  • Voters should have their Photo ID out of their purse or wallet and ready to present to poll workers before entering the building.
  • Voters will be asked to place their Photo ID on the voter check-in desk where poll workers may observe it without the need to handle it.
  • Voters will be given a disposable stylus (or nitrile finger cot) to sign the poll book and make their ballot selections on the ExpressVote ballot marking device, so that voters will not have to touch any voting equipment surfaces.
  • Receptacles to recycle the disposable styluses will be placed at the voter exit.
  • All poll workers will be wearing PPE.
  • Poll workers will regularly sanitize all frequently touched surfaces inside and outside of the polling place.
  • Hand sanitizer will be available at the voter entrance and exit.
  • Voters should immediately exit the building after voting. 
ELECTION DAY VOTING
  • Polls will be open for voting on Election Day (November 3rd) from 7:30 am - 7:30 pm.
  • Voters are no longer required to vote at an assigned polling location.  Voters may cast their ballot at ANY of the five (5) vote centers listed below:
  1. Hindsville First Baptist Church - 4359 S Main St, Hindsville, AR 72738
  2. Huntsville Missionary Baptist Church - 5602 Business Highway 412, Huntsville, AR 72740
  3. Kingston Community Building - 219 Madison 3000, Kingston, AR 72742
  4. St. Paul Community Building - 371 Madison Ave, St. Paul, AR 72760
  5. Wesley Community Building - 1648 Highway 74, Wesley, AR 72773
  • Voters access inside each vote center will be limited to the number of ExpressVote ballot marking devices and voter check-in stations available.
  • Voters must wait outside the building until a station becomes available.
  • A poll worker will admit voters inside the building.
  • Voters should plan ahead for any potential inclement weather.
  • Due to COVID-19, social distancing will be required inside the building and in line outside of the building on Election Day.
  • Voters who reside in the same household may stand together in line.  
  • Voters are strongly encouraged to wear a mask or face covering to the polls to protect their health and out of respect for the health of others.    
  • Voters who have a physical, sensory, or other disability and who inform a poll worker that they are unable to stand in line for extended periods of time are entitled to and shall be assisted by a poll worker to advance to the head of the line of voters then waiting in line to vote.
  • Voters are strongly encouraged to have their ballot choices made BEFORE they head to the polls to vote.  This will save voters time at the polls and will keep the voting lines moving as quickly as possible.
  • Sample Ballots and Ballot Measure information may be viewed by clicking on the links at the top of this page.
  • Voters should have their Photo ID out of their purse or wallet and ready to present to poll workers before entering the building.
  • Voters will be asked to place their Photo ID on the voter check-in desk where poll workers may observe it without the need to handle it.
  • Voters will be given a disposable stylus (or nitrile finger cot) to sign the poll book and make their ballot selections on the ExpressVote ballot marking device, so that voters will not have to touch any voting equipment surfaces.
  • Receptacles to recycle the disposable styluses will be placed near the voter exit.
  • All poll workers will be wearing PPE.
  • Poll workers will regularly sanitize all frequently touched surfaces inside and outside of the polling place.
  • Hand sanitizer will be available as voters enter and exit the building.
  • Voters should immediately exit the building after voting.
NEW VOTING EQUIPMENT INFORMATION
  • Madison County has transitioned to new voting equipment.
  • ALL Early Voting and Election Day ballots will be cast using an ExpressVote ballot marking device and a DS200 ballot tabulator.
  • Voters may click on the link at the top of this page to watch a video demonstration of the new voting equipment.
  • A poll worker will give instructions to each voter on how to use the new voting equipment.
  • Voters must mark their ballot using an ExpressVote ballot marking device, not a pen or pencil.
  • Voters are not required to vote on every ballot race or issue.  Voters may choose to leave one or more ballot races blank.  If a race or ballot issue is left blank, it will be counted as an under vote, which means the voter did not make a selection on that particular race or ballot issue. 
  • Leaving a race or ballot issue blank is fine and does not affect the rest of your ballot.
  • The ExpressVote ballot marking device will produce a paper ballot once the voter has finished making their ballot selections.
  • The voter will then verify that their ballot selections are correct on the paper ballot before inserting the ballot into the DS200 ballot tabulator (Ballot Box).
  • Please let a poll worker know if you require assistance with reading or marking your ballot.  You may be assisted by a person of your choice, or the poll workers can assist you.



Election Commission                                       County Clerk's Office
Larry Easterling, Chair                                          Robin Watson
Republican Party Member                                    Election Coordinator
Phone (479) 232-5267                                           Phone (479) 738-2747

Austin Boatright                                                       Tamitha Blocker 
Democratic Party Member                                     Madison County Clerk
Phone (870) 350-1319                                             Phone: (479) 738-2747
                                                                                     
Gareth Smith                                            
Republican Party Member                                       
Phone (479) 738-2450