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Early voting in Arkansas

In Arkansas, registered voters can request a mail-in ballot or vote early in-person. In 2016, 60% of the total votes were cast early.

Mail-in ballots requested130,130

33%
52%
15%
DEMGOPOther

Mail-in and early in-person ballots returned925,688

13%
87%
Mail-inIn-person

+50% from 2016

20162020
618,245
925,688
Last updated Dec. 3. Party registration is modeled by TargetSmart from multiple commercial sources.Data provided by TargetSmart

Arkansas Primary election results

Democratic Primary/ 31 Del.31 Delegates

Full Arkansas Primary Results
  • DEM

    Joe BidenWinner

    40.6%

    93,011

    + 21 Delegates

  • DEM

    Bernie Sanders

    22.4%

    51,413

    + 9 Delegates

  • DEM

    Michael Bloomberg

    16.7%

    38,312

    + 1 Delegates

Republican Primary/ 40 Del.40 Delegates

Full Arkansas Primary Results
  • REP

    Donald TrumpWinner

    97.1%

    238,973

    + 40 Delegates

  • REP

    Bill Weld

    2.1%

    5,216

  • REP

    Rocky De La Fuente

    0.8%

    1,848

How Arkansas voted

In 2016, Donald Trump won 60 percent of the vote in Arkansas, according to NBC News results, while Hillary Clinton received 34 percent. In recent presidential elections, Arkansas has backed the Republican. The last two Democratic candidates to win the state were from the South, Jimmy Carter, the former governor of Georgia, in 1976, and Bill Clinton, then the governor of Arkansas, in 1992, and again in 1996.

  • Republican

    Donald TrumpTrumpWinner

    60.6%

    684,872

  • Democrat

    Hillary ClintonClinton

    33.7%

    380,494

  • Republican

    Mitt RomneyRomneyWinner

    60.6%

    647,744

  • Democrat

    Barack ObamaObama

    36.9%

    394,409

More to the story in Arkansas 2020

The coronavirus pandemic and its devastating economic fallout are two major issues that have an impact on the election. NBC News is tracking and updating daily the number of coronavirus related deaths in each state and U.S. territory, as well as the jobless claims as reported weekly by the Department of Labor that counts how many people have filed for unemployment benefits.

U.S. ClaimsWeekly
change
60-day
trend
Monthly
change
3,690,000+1.01%
-0.99%
18,352-8.18%
-15.33%
Arkansas Claims

The expected vote is the total number of votes that are expected in a given race once all votes are counted. This number is an estimate and is based on several different factors, including information on the number of votes cast early as well as information provided to our vote reporters on Election Day from county election officials. The figure can change as NBC News gathers new information.

Source: National Election Pool (NEP)