GET FIRED UP!
Does your community feel neglected? Do your neighborhood schools need more resources? Do you want policies in place that improve communities that need it the most? Do more than talk about change. Get Fired Up to make the change you want to see a reality.
Saint Mark Baptist Church invites you to join us in getting “Fired Up To Make Change Happen.” Be a part of a movement and not just a moment.
We have made many strides, but there’s still work to be done in repairing our communities, fighting injustice, and ensuring equal economic opportunities for everyone.
Remember, you can only make change if you’re a part of it.
Here’s how you can Get Fired Up To Make Change Happen this election season:
First, Get Informed about this year’s candidates and the ballot issues that affect our community.
Then, Get Involved by checking your voter registration status and registering to vote.
Finally, vote to ensure you will Be Heard! This election season exercise your civic responsibilities and fuel the fires of change. Use your vote to speak for our community.
Your vote is your say in your future. Get fired up about it, and learn more about the policies and candidates asking for your vote. Visit their websites to learn about their stance on the issues that affect you. Most importantly, support and vote for a candidate that is fired up about issues that are important to you!
We’re here to help you get informed. We have included the resources you need to participate in this year’s elections. Make note of these important dates. Then use the links below to access valuable information about this year’s candidates, find your polling place, and restoration of voting rights for those previously convicted of a felony.
August 9 Little Rock Special Election Information
For official election information, click here.
The bonds that are approved (the “Bonds”) may be issued in series from time to time. In order to retire the Bonds there will be levied a continuing annual ad valorem tax on taxable property located within the City of Little Rock at the rate of 3.0 mills on the dollar of the assessed value of the property. The new 3.0 mill tax will replace the ad valorem tax on taxable property located within the City of Little Rock at the rate of 3.0 mills that is currently levied and pledged to bonded debt of the City of Little Rock.
STREET IMPROVEMENT BONDS
Vote FOR or AGAINST the issuance of bonds by the City of Little Rock in the maximum aggregate principal amount of $40,500,000 to finance Street Improvements. The Street Improvements include the construction, reconstruction or acquisition of, or improvements to, new or current streets, roads, trails, bridges and viaducts, and any necessary intersection improvements, traffic signalizations, speed calming measures, lighting, equipment, land and easement acquisition and drainage improvements for the City of Little Rock, Arkansas.
DRAINAGE IMPROVEMENT BONDS
Vote FOR or AGAINST the issuance of bonds by the City of Little Rock in the maximum aggregate principal amount of $40,500,000 to finance Drainage Improvements. The Drainage Improvements include the construction or acquisition of facilities for drainage and flood control and any necessary land and easement acquisition therefor.
FIRE APPARATUS IMPROVEMENT BONDS
Vote FOR or AGAINST the issuance of bonds by the City of Little Rock in the maximum aggregate principal amount of
$19,500,000 to finance Fire Apparatus. The Fire Apparatus includes particularly, without limitation, fire trucks, equipment and other apparatus for the Little Rock Fire Department.
PARK AND RECREATIONAL IMPROVEMENT BONDS
Vote FOR or AGAINST the issuance of bonds by the City of Little Rock in the maximum aggregate principal amount of $37,000,000 to finance Park and Recreational Improvements. The Park and Recreational Improvements include the acquisition, construction, furnishing, equipping, and improving of park and recreational facilities including particularly, without limitation, renovations and improvements to the Little Rock Zoo, and any necessary land and easement acquisition and drainage improvements therefor.
DISTRICT COURT FACILITY IMPROVEMENT BONDS
Vote FOR or AGAINST the issuance of bonds by the City of Little Rock in the maximum aggregate principal amount of $8,500,000 to finance District Court Facility Improvements. The District Court Facility Improvements include particularly, without limitation, the construction, equipping and furnishing of a new facility to house the Little Rock State District Court and related uses.
PORT INDUSTRIAL PARK IMPROVEMENT BONDS
Vote FOR or AGAINST the issuance of bonds by the City of Little Rock in the maximum aggregate principal amount of $15,800,000 to finance Port Industrial Park Improvements. The Port Industrial Park Improvements include particularly, without limitation, the acquisition of land, rights-of-way and easements for the expansion of the Little Rock Port Industrial Park for future economic development projects and any necessary costs associated therewith.
Get Informed About Restoring Your Right to Vote
If you have been convicted of a felony and you have served your time and satisfied the conditions of your probation/parole, you can vote in the upcoming election! Just supply documentation that all probations and fines are cleared when you submit your voter registration application.
Learn more about restoring your voting rights here!
General Voting Questions
If you reside in Pulaski County and have general questions about voting in this year’s election, visit
VotePulaski.net. If you live elsewhere in the state, visit the Secretary of State’s site for election information.
You can also view your sample ballot here.
You can only make change if you’re a part of it. Do more than hope for it. Get Fired Up to make the change you want to see a reality—register to vote and then take a friend to the poll to vote with you. You have until October 10 to register to vote in the upcoming November General Election, and you can do it easily at your local county clerk’s office, DMV or public library.
Check Your Registration Status
Are you unsure of your voter status, or want to double-check your status and voter information before heading to the polls? Visit the link below to check your voter registration status, confirm your address and view voting locations in your area.
Check your registration status here!
Sign Up to Be a Poll Worker
Elections are the cornerstone of our democratic system and Poll Workers are vital to the election process. Poll Workers are responsible for conducting elections in each Polling Place on Election Day. They ensure that the election is administered fairly and in accordance with Federal and Arkansas law. Applicants should be patient, helpful, courteous and considerate.
In order to be a poll worker in Arkansas, you must:
- Be a qualified elector in Arkansas
- Be able to read and write English
- Be a resident of the precinct in which you serve
- Not have been found or plead guilty to the violation of any election law in Arkansas
- Not be a paid employee of any political party
- Not be a paid employee of any person running for any office on the county’s ballot
- Not be a candidate for any office to be filled at an election while serving as a poll worker
- Not be related or married to any candidate running for office in the current election
- Complete the training
Apply to work the polls!
Pulaski County Online Poll Worker Application
Jefferson County | Shawndra Taggart, County Clerk | Phone: (870) 541-5322 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Faulkner County Poll Worker Information
Saline County | Doug Curtis, County Clerk | (501) 303-5630 | Email: Doug.Curtis@salinecounty.org
Why are you voting? Whether you’re voting for the future of those you love or for those whose legacy has impacted your life, prove that you’re Fired Up to make change happen! Be heard by casting your vote!
VOTING AT THE POLLS
November General Election – Nov. 8, 2022
Early Voting Begins – Oct. 24, 2022
Beating the crowds at polling places is important as we are still affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. You can do this by voting early. Depending on the type of election being conducted, registered voters early vote during the 7 or 15 days prior to Election Day. Upon providing ID, you can make your selections and cast your ballot!
If you live in Pulaski County, find your early voting location here.
If you live outside of Pulaski County, find your early voting location here.
Don’t Forget Your ID!
You must show a photo ID to vote. Any photo ID is acceptable if it was issued by the United States, the State of Arkansas or an accredited post-secondary educational institution in Arkansas. The expiration date on the ID must not be more than four years before Election Day. If you do not show one of these forms of ID, you may vote using a Provisional Ballot.
Get Fired Up to Make Change Happen! Get out and vote! If you can’t get to the polls, your voice can still be heard. You can request an absentee ballot if you are a registered voter. To request an absentee ballot, you must meet certain criteria, like being unable to physically vote due to illness or have a physical disability or you’re an Arkansas resident temporarily living outside of the state. No matter how you do it in person or absentee- be heard!
Follow these steps to vote absentee:
- Call your county clerk and request an “absentee ballot request form” be sent to you OR simply download it here!
- If you are voting absentee due to COVID-19, check off “I will be unavoidably absent from my polling location.”
- On your application, decide to pick up your ballot at your county clerk’s office OR have the application mailed to you.
- Include a copy of your government-issued identification: photo i.d. – DL or passport, bank statement, government check, paycheck, other government documents that clearly show your name/address.
- Submit your absentee ballot request form to the County Clerk’s Office via email, fax or through an agent.
Deadlines for Submission of Application:
- In Person: by close of business the day BEFORE the election
- By Designated Bearer or Administrator: by close of business the day BEFORE the election
- (Designated Bearer is anyone you choose to pick up or deliver your application or ballot)
- By Mail or by Electronic Means: by 7 days before the election
- By Authorized Agent: by 1:30 p.m. ON election day
The authorized agent must file with the County Clerk an affidavit from the administrative head of a hospital or nursing home located in this state verifying that the applicant is a patient of the hospital or long-term care or residential care facility licensed by the state and is thereby unable to vote on the election day at his or her regular polling site.