What Am I Voting For

What Am I Voting For

General Election Day

The 2022 United States General elections will be held on Tuesday, November 8, 2022. During this midterm election year, all 435 seats in the House of Representatives & 35 of the 100 seats in the Senate will be contested.

Voting for the president doesn’t change things. Midterm elections allows alignment of new bills & policies that set-in motion larger honest voices founded from YOU.

The congressional elections in November 2022 are called “midterms.” Midterm elections occur halfway between presidential elections. State and local races happen every year. They also decide which political party; Democratic or Republican hold a majority in each chamber of Congress for the next two years.

Democrat or Republican

“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.”

— Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

State and local elections can take place in any year, at various times throughout the year. There can be statewide elections for governor or state legislature. A city may elect its mayor. There may be elections for judges and local officials.

Seven State Executive Offices Are Up For Election in Arkansas in 2022:

This directly affects everyone. As a citizen you have the right and oblation to elect your representatives and other subnational officeholders. If you want change, BE CHANGE.

“It isn’t about who is the majority in Congress. It’s about, are people educated and enfranchised and resourced enough to participate in the government that purports to be of the people, by the people, for the people? We’re missing the people part—and not because people don’t care, but because we’re not doing our job as a country, as a culture, to make democracy work.” 

America Ferrera, Actress and Political Activist

Registration Requirements:

Registration must be completed no later than 30 days before the election in which a voter wishes to participate. Citizens may register to vote by mail or at one of the following locations. Some states participate in Automatic registration Online voter registration. See if your state participates.

Yeah Yeah But, How Do I Vote?

First confirm you are a registered voter here. You can vote early, with early voting. Most common ways to vote: Vote Online, vote absentee or vote by mail, or  go to the polls in your local area; www.voterview.org.

Absentee Ballot
An absentee ballot is a vote cast by someone who is unable or unwilling to attend the official polling station to which the voter is normally allocated. Methods include voting at a different location, postal voting, proxy voting and online voting.

Check with your state or local election office 

How Do I Know Who To Vote For

All states are voting

Remember A total of 469 seats in the U.S. Congress (34 Senate seats and all 435 House seats) are up for election on November 8, 2022.

First time voters sometimes become overwhelmed with the influx of advertisements hitting television, social media, newspapers, billboards, and the classic lawn picked name sign. It is a lot of information. And for all intensive purpose they are all just advertisements. Tip– know what you are looking for.  Go to your local state’s website, or type in your google search bar your state and candidates for November 8th 2022.  Using the latter, Ballotpedia is by far my favorite. It allows you to see the candidates running position, the party they choose to represent, by clicking on their name you can find the candidates bio with links to campaign websites. This is very user/computer friendly. This makes the discovering process more effective and efficient.

Arkansas Election Dates:

  • 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

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