The Green Papers: Arkansas 2016 General Election
 
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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
✓ Primary: Tuesday 1 March 2016
✓ Runoff: Tuesday 22 March 2016
✓ General Election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
Tuesday 1 March 2016 - Primary. Polling hours 7:30a-7:30p CST (1330-0130 UTC).
Tuesday 22 March 2016 - Runoff. Polling hours 7:30a-7:30p CDT (1230-0030 UTC).
Tuesday 8 November 2016 - General Election. Polling hours 7:30a-7:30p CST (1330-0130 UTC).
 
Senators:2(Electoral Classes 2 and 3)
Governor:1 
2010 Census:2,926,229 (0.94% of 309,785,186)
2012, 2016, 2020 Electoral Votes:6(1.12% of 538)
2012-2020 Representatives:4(0.92% of 435)
Capital:Little Rock
 

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Arkansas State and Local Government

Arkansas 2016 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions:
Democrats   Republicans


Primary elections are for Democratic and Republican candidates only. If no candidate receives at least 50% of the vote, a runoff between the two top vote-getters will be held.


2016 Preferential Primary and Nonpartisan General Election from the Arkansas Secretary of State.


1 March 2016 primary results from
AP.


2016 General Election and Nonpartisan Runoff Election from the Arkansas Secretary of State.


8 November 2016 returns from the Arkansas Secretary of State.

 
           

President  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2020, 2024. Term Limit: No more than 2 4-year terms in a lifetime. Electors: 6 (Winner-take-all), How Appointed, Meeting Place, Duly Appointed Presidential Electors, List of Presidential Candidates by State, List of Presidential Candidates.
Up for election in 2016
 Candidate list (8)
  Elected Republican 684,872 60.57% Donald John Trump, Sr.
for Vice President: Indiana Governor Michael R. "Mike" Pence
(6 Electoral Votes)
FEC P80001571; 28 Nov 16; Tot $341,062,859; Dsb $333,457,857
  Candidate Democratic 380,494 33.65% former Secretary of State Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton
for Vice President: Virginia Senator Timothy Michael "Tim" Kaine
FEC P00003392; 28 Nov 16; Tot $583,217,328; Dsb $582,378,679
  Candidate Libertarian 29,829 2.64% former Governor New Mexico Gary Earl Johnson
for Vice President: former Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts William F. "Bill" Weld
FEC P20002671; 28 Nov 16; Tot $11,670,597; Dsb $11,505,633
  Candidate Better for America 13,255 1.17% David Evan "Evan" McMullin
for Vice President: Nathan Daniel Johnson
FEC P60022654; 28 Nov 16; Tot $1,634,839; Dsb $1,618,074
  Candidate Green 9,473 0.84% Jill E. Stein
for Vice President: Ajamu Baraka
FEC P20003984; 28 Nov 16; Tot $9,485,845; Dsb $5,315,546
  Candidate Independent; (Prohibition Party) 4,709 0.42% former Fulton County Pennsylvania Tax Assessor James Arthur "Jim" Hedges
for Vice President: Bill V. Bayes
FEC P60017340
  Candidate Constitution 4,613 0.41% Darrell Lane Castle
for Vice President: Scott N. Bradley
FEC P60021102; 28 Nov 16; Tot $71,876; Dsb $67,084
  Candidate Independent 3,390 0.30% Lynn Sandra Kahn
for Vice President: Kathleen Monahan
FEC P60005808
Total 1,130,635 100.00%  

U.S. Senate  6 year term. No Term Limit. 114th Senate  Senate Electoral Classes

Class 2 Republican Senator  Thomas B. "Tom" Cotton
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
 Candidate list (1)
  Candidate Republican     Senator  Thomas B. "Tom" Cotton
FEC S4AR00103

Class 3
Seat up for regular election
Republican Senator  John Nichols Boozman
• Re-elected Tuesday 8 November 2016
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
Renominated - 1 March 2016 Primary
 Candidate list (3, 2 write-ins)
  Elected Republican 661,984 59.77% Senator  John Nichols Boozman
FEC S0AR00150; 28 Nov 16; Tot $4,174,420; Dsb $3,861,021
  Candidate Democratic 400,602 36.17% Conner Eldridge
FEC S6AR00132; 19 Dec 16; Tot $2,279,847; Dsb $2,279,847
  Candidate Libertarian 43,866 3.96% former Tull Mayor Frank Gilbert
FEC S6AR00140
  Candidate Scattering 1,070 0.10% Write-In
  Candidate Write-in     Jason Tate
FEC S6AR00157
Total 1,107,522 100.00%  

Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018. Term Limit: No one can serve more than 2 4-year terms in a lifetime, All Governors

  Republican Governor  Asa Hutchinson
First elected: 2014.
Previously served in the U.S. Congress: 3 January 1997 - 6 August 2001
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
The current Governor is unaffected by the State's term limit.

Lieutenant Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018

  Republican Lieutenant Governor  John Timothy "Tim" Griffin
First elected: 2014.
Previously served in the U.S. Congress: 2011-2015.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (1)
  Candidate Democratic     Drew Pritt

114th U.S. House of Representatives  2-year term. Election Cycle 2016, 2018. No Term Limit. 114th House
Partisan Composition (primary disposition):
4 Republican (4 Renominated)

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 1
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  Eric Alan "Rick" Crawford
• Re-elected Tuesday 8 November 2016
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
Renominated - 1 March 2016 Primary
 Candidate list (2) - 115th Congress
  Elected Republican 183,866 76.28% Congressman  Eric Alan "Rick" Crawford
FEC H0AR01083; 28 Nov 16; Tot $668,982; Dsb $777,792
  Candidate Libertarian 57,181 23.72% Mark West
FEC H6AR01114
Total 241,047 100.00%  

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 2
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  James French "French" Hill
• Re-elected Tuesday 8 November 2016
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
Renominated - 1 March 2016 Primary
 Candidate list (3, 3 write-ins) - 115th Congress
  Elected Republican 176,472 58.34% Congressman  James French "French" Hill
FEC H4AR02141; 28 Nov 16; Tot $2,239,432; Dsb $1,576,372
  Candidate Democratic 111,347 36.81% former Little Rock School Board President Dianne Curry
FEC H6AR02245; 28 Nov 16; Tot $36,290; Dsb $27,398
  Candidate Libertarian 14,342 4.74% Chris Hayes
FEC H2AR02061
  Candidate Scattering 303 0.10% Write-In
  Candidate Write-in     Charles Neely
FEC H4AR02182
  Candidate Write-in     Mathew Wescott
FEC H6AR02260
Total 302,464 100.00%  

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 3
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  Stephen A. "Steve" Womack
• Re-elected Tuesday 8 November 2016
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
Renominated - 1 March 2016 Primary
 Candidate list (2) - 115th Congress
  Elected Republican 217,192 77.32% Congressman  Stephen A. "Steve" Womack
FEC H0AR03055; 28 Nov 16; Tot $913,632; Dsb $524,810
  Candidate Libertarian 63,715 22.68% Steven Jay "Steve" Isaacson
FEC H6AR03110
Total 280,907 100.00%  

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 4
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  Bruce Westerman
• Re-elected Tuesday 8 November 2016
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
Renominated - 1 March 2016 Primary
 Candidate list (2) - 115th Congress
  Elected Republican 182,885 74.90% Congressman  Bruce Westerman
FEC H4AR04048; 28 Nov 16; Tot $705,486; Dsb $435,137
  Candidate Libertarian 61,274 25.10% Kerry Hicks
FEC H6AR04076
Total 244,159 100.00%  

Secretary of State  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018. Term Limit: No one can serve more than 2 4-year terms in a lifetime

  Republican Secretary of State Mark Martin
First elected: 2010; re-elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
The current Secretary of State is affected by a term limit and cannot run for re-election.
Open Seat - At Term Limit
 Candidate list (1)
  Candidate Republican     State Lands Commissioner John Thurston
    Republican     Deputy Secretary of State Joseph K. Wood - apparently not a candidate

Attorney General  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018

  Republican Attorney General  Leslie Rutledge
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018

Treasurer  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018

  Republican Treasurer  Dennis Milligan
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018

Auditor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018

  Republican Auditor  Andrea Lea
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018

Commissioner of State Lands  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018. Term Limit: No one can serve more than 2 4-year terms in a lifetime

  Republican State Lands Commissioner John M. Thurston
First elected: 2010; re-elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
The current Commissioner of State Lands is affected by a term limit and cannot run for re-election.
Open Seat - Running for Secretary of State in 2018.
 

Political Parties    Parties appear in parenthesis and italics when a candidate receives the endorsement of a given Party and/or official sources indicate a candidate's association with a particular Party but only where the Party in question does not appear on the actual ballot as such.

Major Parties
  Democratic (affiliates): 4 candidates
  Republican: 13 incumbents, 8 candidates
Major Third Parties
  Constitution (affiliates): 1 candidate
  Green (affiliates): 1 candidate
  Libertarian: 6 candidates
Other Third Parties
  Better for America: 1 candidate
  Justice Party
  Natural Law (affiliates)
  Prohibition Party (affiliates): 1 candidate
  Unity
Independents
  Independent: 2 candidates
Write-in/Scattered/otherwise not readily classifiable
  Scattering: 2 candidates
  Write-in: 3 candidates
 
Candidates running under the banner of more than one party are counted towards each party's total. A candidate who has lost a primary or is apparently no longer a candidate is not counted.

Notes

Candidates for office appear on this page in italics where 'The Green Papers' does not yet have independent confirmation from a legal election authority that the person has been officially certified to appear on the ballot.

"Apparently not a candidate" indicates that someone we once listed as a candidate for an elective office will not, in fact, be running for that office (primarily because said candidate is not listed on an official ballot provided by a jurisdiction's election authorities, where that candidate has not previously withdrawn his/her candidacy or otherwise indicated no longer [or even ever] being a candidate for that office).

Primary dates marked "presumably" and polling times marked "reportedly" are based on unofficial or estimated data (especially as regards local variations from a jurisdictionwide statutory and/or regulatory standard) and are, thereby, subject to change.

"FEC" indicates the Federal Election Commission (FEC) Campaign Finance Summary.

When available, we post each candidate's FEC identification number, the date of their most recently filed Report of Receipts and Disbursements, their "Tot" [Total Receipts (contributions received or what came in: FEC Form 3, Line 16, Column B)] and their "Dsb" [Total Disbursements (expenditures or what was spent: FEC Form 3, Line 23, Column B)]. A link is provided to the Federal Election Commission's Summary Report for those who might wish to explore the details.

If a candidate raises or spends $5,000 or less, he or she is not subject to FEC reporting requirements.


Links Links to other web sites

Election Authority
  Arkansas Election Results Website
  Arkansas Secretary of State Presents: Vote Naturally | Accurate, Accessible. For Arkansas
  Secretary of State: Elections Department
Legislature   Links to State Legislatures
  Arkansas General Assembly
  Arkansas House of Representatives
  Arkansas Senate
Democratic
  The Democratic Party of Arkansas
Republican
  The Republican Party of Arkansas
Third Party
  Arkansas Libertarian Party
  Constitution Party of Arkansas
  Green Party of Arkansas
  Justice Party of Arkansas
  Natural Law Party of Arkansas
  The Unity Party of Arkansas
Media & others
  Arkansas Business.com - Little Rock
  Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - Little Rock
  Arkansas News Bureau
  Arkansas Times - Little Rock
  Batesville Daily Guard
  Evening Times - West Memphis
  KAIT TV - ABC - Jonesboro
  KARK TV - NBC - ArkansasMatters - Little Rock
  KATV TV - ABC - Little Rock
  KLRT TV - FOX - Little Rock
  KTHV - CBS - Little Rock
  Lynch at Large
  Magnolia Reporter - Magnolia
  NWANews.com - Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - Fayetteville
  Pine Bluff Commercial
  Politics1.com - Arkansas
  Talk Business River Rock Communications
  The Arkansas Project
  The Baxter Bulletin - Mountain Home
  The Jonesboro Sun
  The Leader - Jacksonville
  The Morning News - Springdale - Rogers - Bentonville - Fayetteville
  The Sentinel-Record - Hot Springs
  The Times Dispatch - Lawrence County
  The Times Record - Fort Smith
  TheCabin.net - Log Cabin Democrat of Conway
  Van Buren Press Argus

 


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