The Green Papers: Arkansas 2018 General Election
 
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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
Primary: Tuesday 22 May 2018
Runoff: Tuesday 19 June 2018
General Election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Tuesday 22 May 2018 - Primary. Polling hours 7:30a-7:30p CDT (1230-0030 UTC).
Tuesday 19 June 2018 - Runoff. Polling hours 7:30a-7:30p CDT (1230-0030 UTC).
Tuesday 6 November 2018 - 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


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.


circa 26 January 2017: Arkansas Senator Gary Stubblefield introduced SB 122 which would move the primary from May to March.


2018 Election Calendar from the Arkansas Secretary of State.

 
           

U.S. Senate  6 year term. No Term Limit. 115th 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 Republican Senator  John Nichols Boozman
First elected: 2010; re-elected: 2016.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022

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

Chair up for regular election 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.
 Candidate list (1)
  Candidate Libertarian     Mark West

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

Seat up for regular election 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

115th U.S. House of Representatives  2-year term. Election Cycle 2018, 2020. No Term Limit. 115th House
Partisan Composition (primary disposition):
4 Republican (4 Undetermined)

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 1
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  Eric Alan "Rick" Crawford
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (4) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Robert Butler
  Candidate Democratic     Chintan Desai
FEC H8AR01029
  Candidate Democratic     Wynne City Alderman Jim Huff
    Democratic     Mike Nelson - apparently not a candidate
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Eric Alan "Rick" Crawford
FEC H0AR01083; 30 Sep 17; Tot $289,938; Dsb $235,737

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 2
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  James French "French" Hill
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (4) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Gwendolynn Millen "Gwen" Combs
FEC H8AR02142; 30 Sep 17; Tot $4,619; Dsb $924
  Candidate Democratic     Paul John Spencer
FEC H8AR02134; 30 Sep 17; Tot $15,389; Dsb $10,928
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  James French "French" Hill
FEC H4AR02141; 30 Sep 17; Tot $734,438; Dsb $204,944
  Candidate Independent     Natashia Burch Hulsey
FEC H8AR02126

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 3
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  Stephen A. "Steve" Womack
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (3) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Joshua "Josh" Mahony
FEC H8AR03074; 30 Sep 17; Tot $23,507; Dsb $8,908
  Candidate Republican     Robert "Robb" Ryerse
FEC H8AR03066; 30 Sep 17; Tot $11,681; Dsb $8,496
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Stephen A. "Steve" Womack
FEC H0AR03055; 30 Sep 17; Tot $279,418; Dsb $193,971

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 4
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  Bruce Westerman
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (5) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Richard Harrison Davis, Jr.
FEC H8AR04106
  Candidate Democratic     Hayden Catherine Shamel
FEC H8AR04130
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Bruce Westerman
FEC H4AR04048; 30 Sep 17; Tot $498,416; Dsb $220,979
  Candidate Independent     Michael Barrett
FEC H8AR04114; 30 Sep 17; Tot $0; Dsb $0
  Candidate Independent     Lee McQueen
FEC H8AR04122; 30 Sep 17; Tot $0; Dsb $0

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

Seat up for regular election
Open
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 (4)
  Candidate Democratic     Anthony Bland
  Candidate Democratic     Susan Inman
  Candidate Republican     state Representiative  Trevor Drown
  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

Seat up for regular election 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

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

Auditor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018

Seat up for regular election 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

Seat up for regular election
Open
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.
 Candidate list (3)
  Candidate Democratic     Shawn Hubanks
  Candidate Republican     Tommy Land
  Candidate Republican     Alex Ray
 

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   Those parties which received electoral votes through winning a plurality of a state's [or the District of Columbia's] popular vote in any presidential election between 1984 and 2016. See Classification of Political parties.
  Democratic (affiliates): 11 candidates
  Republican: 13 incumbents, 10 candidates
Major Third Parties   Any Party, other than a Major Party, receiving a minimum of 15/100ths of 1 percent of the nationwide popular vote in any presidential election between 1984 and 2016. See Classification of Political parties.
  Constitution (affiliates)
  Green (affiliates)
  Libertarian: 1 candidate
Other Third Parties
  Justice Party
  Natural Law (affiliates)
  Unity
Independents
  Independent: 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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