Oops! The Secretary of State’s office issued a press release this afternoon reminding voters to register to vote for the primary election by the upcoming deadline. Only problem: They gave the wrong date.
The deadline is, in fact, Feb. 3 — this coming Monday. Go register!
The Secretary of State’s office initially sent a notice that gave the deadline as March 3 (which is in fact the date of the primary). A correction was issued about 40 minutes later.
Here’s the corrected notice from the Secretary of State’s office:
A previous version of this email incorrectly said the voter
registration deadline was March 3rd. The correct date is February 3rd.
Please disregard the previous email you received.
Voter Registration Deadline for Primary Election is February 3rd
Secretary Thurston Encourages All To Exercise Their Civil Rights
(LITTLE ROCK, ARK.) – Arkansas Secretary of State John Thurston is encouraging all Arkansans to exercise their civil rights by getting registered and voting in the Preferential Primary and Nonpartisan General Election being held on March 3rd. The deadline to register to vote if you are not already registered is Monday, February 3rd. Arkansans can obtain a voter registration application from their local county clerk’s office, public assistance office, public library, revenue office, military recruiting center, or you can download one from the Secretary of State’s website at www.sos.arkansas.gov.
If you are already registered to vote, you do not need to register again. You can check your voter registration information, polling location, or view a sample ballot at www.voterview.org.
If you have moved or your information has changed and you need to update your voter registration, you have until February 28th to make this change before the March 3rd election.