Voter Information


Voting is a critically important civic duty. There are many ways to get involved with the democratic process, especially on the local level.

Note: Springdale is located in both Washington County and Benton County.

Voter registration resources

Before you show up to the polls, you must be registered. You can click any of the links below for voter registration resources and information:

Arkansas Secretary of State's Elections Division

Washington County Clerk's Election Commission

Benton County Clerk's Election Commission

You can also pick up a voter registration form at the Springdale City Administration Building, located at 201 Spring St. or you can register to vote in person at any of the locations below:

  • County Clerk's office
  • State Revenue Office or Driver Services Office 
  • Public library or Arkansas State Library 
  • Public assistance agency
  • Disability agency
  • Military recruitment office
  • Arkansas National Guard
  • Voter Registration Drive
You can register at the Springdale Public Library, which is located at 405 S. Pleasant St. Forms are available in English and in Spanish.

Check your status

To view your voter registration information, check the status of your absentee ballot, view a sample ballot or to view your districts, click here:

Update voter registration

To update your name or address, or if you have additional questions, please call the Washington County Clerk's office at 479-444-1711 or the Benton County Clerk's Office at 479- 271-1013.

Voting in Arkansas

Check out this pocket guide to voting in the Natural State provided by the Arkansas Secretary of State's Office.

What happens when I go to vote?

• Voters are required to show approved photo ID
• Voters are asked to state their Name, Address and Date of Birth
• Voters mark their ballot on an electronic marking device
• Voters receive a printed ballot
• Voters place their ballot in the electronic ballot box

To learn more about the Voter ID requirements, please check out the Washington County Election Commission Voter ID Breakdown or the Benton County Election Laws.

Early Voting

Washington and Benton counties both allow early voting.

Benton County

Early voting shall be available to any qualified elector who applies to the county clerk's designated early voting location during the following times: 

Beginning fifteen (15) days before a preferential primary or general election between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Saturday and ending at 5:00 p.m. on the Monday before the election.

For all other elections, early voting shall be available to any qualified elector who applies to the county clerk beginning seven (7) days before the election and ending on the day before the Election Day during regular office hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Washington County

Preferential Primary and General Elections – 15 days prior to election day, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, ending at 5 p.m. on Monday before the election.

All other Elections including Specials, Schools and Runoffs – 7 days prior to Election Day 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, ending at 4:30 on Monday before the election.

For more information about early voting, please visit the Washington County Clerk's Office Voting Options page or the Benton County Election Commission's Election Hub page.

Polling Places

Voters in Washington County can vote at any of the polling places in Washington County. Any voter in Benton County can vote at any polling place in Benton County.

For early voting locations and a full list of polling places, please visit: 

Washington County Clerk's Election Commission

Benton County Clerk's Election Commission

Run for local office

There are 12 elected positions in the City of Springdale, not including the Springdale School Board. Click here to learn about your municipal government.

If you're interested in running for local office, please see the Arkansas Secretary of State's candidate handbook and the Springdale Code of Ordinances for candidate qualifications.

Complete and turn in appropriate documents by the applicable deadlines

If you meet the minimum qualification as established by law and you are interested in running for any of the elected offices in the City of Springdale, the first step is to pick up a packet from the Springdale City Clerk's office, located at 201 Spring St.

The packet includes a list of current open positions, filing directions, applicable dates and deadlines, and filing documents. If you have any questions, please call the City Clerk's office at 750-8518.

Additional information for candidates is available from the Arkansas Secretary of State's office. 

Political Signs

Political signs must be on private property and they must be removed no later than three days after the election. There are no limitations on size or number of signs. If you have any questions about political signs, please call the Building Department at 750-8154.