2022 Candidates & Issues
In past years, candidates for races were few and far between! That’s all changing as Democrats and progressives realize that we can make dramatic, positive change here in Arkansas if we’ll run for something. Scroll down for more information.
Check Your Voter Registration
To check and make sure your voter registration is active and up to date, use Voter View, the Arkansas Secretary of State’s voter portal. Having your information up to date is critical for races that have wards/districts (city council, quorum court, state legislature) as your address determines what districts you reside in and will change what candidates you’re eligible to vote for. Enter your first name, last name, and birthdate.
If no record can be found under your current name or any previous name, you will need to fill out a voter registration form. You can find a list of available locations here. You can also contact us for help.
In Voter View, sample ballots will be available once the ballots have been finalized. These will show up at the bottom of the voter portal after you log in, around the beginning of September.
Because Arkansas is a voter suppressed state, there are lots of dates and deadlines to remember. You won’t be reminded by the county or the state. You’ll also need a voter ID, and a list of acceptable ID is available on the Secretary of State website. We recommend putting important dates into your personal calendar. If you have any questions about dates, required documents, or acquiring the correct ID, please reach out.
- Tuesday, October 11, 2022: last day to register to vote in the November 2022 general election.
- Monday, October 24, 2022 — Monday, November 7, 2022: Early voting. You can check your early voting locations via Voter View.
- Tuesday, November 8, 2022: Election Day.
These are our candidates for the November 2022 General Election.
Secretary of State
- Diamond Arnold-Johnson
Public Lands Commissioner
- Chenoa Summers (District 20) [Donate]
- Michael Daniels
Justice of the Peace (County Government)
- Jolene Mullet (District 1) [Donate]
- Garrett Barnes (District 2) [Donate]
- Carolyn Lewis (District 3)
- Steven Summers (District 7) [Donate]
- Leon Poley (District 3)
- David Chadwick (District 11)
You can see a full list of all the seats people can run for on our Run for Something page. If there are candidates not represented here, please contact Communications and let us know so we can update the list.
Ballot Issues (November 2022 General Election)
- 60% Supermajority Vote Requirement for Constitutional Amendments and Ballot Initiatives Measure: Requires a 60% supermajority vote of approval for initiated constitutional amendments and initiated state statutes to be adopted.
- Our recommendation: VOTE NO.
- Legislature Power to Convene Special Sessions Amendment: Allows the state legislature to call itself into extraordinary sessions upon (a) a joint proclamation from the Speaker of the House and the Senate President Pro Tempore or (b) upon a proclamation signed by two-thirds of the members in each chamber.
- Our recommendation: Pending.
- Government Burden of Free Exercise of Religion: Amends the state constitution to provide that “government shall not burden a person’s freedom of religion even if the burden results from a rule of general applicability”.
- Our recommendation: Pending.