The Green Papers: Arkansas 2020 General Election
 
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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
✓ Primary: Tuesday 3 March 2020
✓ Runoff (no elections covered by this website have runoffs): Tuesday 31 March 2020
✓ General Election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Tuesday 12 November 2019 - Primary/Independent/Third/Minor/Independent President party.
Tuesday 3 March 2020 - Primary. Polling hours 7:30a-7:30p CST (1330-0130 UTC).
Tuesday 31 March 2020 - Runoff (no elections covered by this website have runoffs). Polling hours 7:30a-7:30p CDT (1230-0030 UTC).
Tuesday 3 November 2020 - 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 2020 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions:
Democrats   Republicans


Primary elections are for Democratic, Libertarian, 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.


21 March 2019: Governor Asa Hutchinson (Republican) signed SB 445 which moves the regular and Presidential primaries to the 1st Tuesday after the 1st Monday in March in Presidential election years.


2020 Election Calendar from the Arkansas State Board of Elections.

2020 Preferential Primary and Nonpartisan General Election from the Arkansas State Board of Elections.

The 11 November 2019 filing date falls on a holiday so the deadline is extended 1 day.

3 March 2020 returns from the Arkansas State Board of Elections.


3 November 2020 returns from the Arkansas State Board of Elections.

 
           

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 2020
 Candidate list (13)
  Elected Republican 759,749 62.39% President Donald John Trump
for Vice President: Vice President Michael R. "Mike" Pence
(6 Electoral Votes)
FEC P80001571; 14 Oct 20; Tot $533,843,893; Dsb $509,522,430
  Candidate Democratic 423,519 34.78% former Vice President Joseph Robinette "Joe" Biden, Jr.
for Vice President: California Senator Kamala D. Harris
FEC P80000722; 14 Oct 20; Tot $952,239,370; Dsb $790,193,383
  Candidate Libertarian 13,127 1.08% Jo Jorgensen
for Vice President: Jeremy "Spike" Cohen
FEC P00013524; 14 Oct 20; Tot $2,944,057; Dsb $2,771,493
  Candidate Independent 4,096 0.34% Kanye "Deez Nutz" West
for Vice President: Michelle Tidball
FEC P00016741; 14 Oct 20; Tot $11,542,527; Dsb $10,395,234
  Candidate Green 2,956 0.24% Howie Gresham Hawkins
for Vice President: Angela Nichole Walker
FEC P00012211; 14 Oct 20; Tot $463,084; Dsb $441,537
  Candidate Independent; (Prohibition Party) 2,800 0.23% former Libertyville Township Illinois Trustee Phil Andrew Collins
for Vice President: Billy Joe Parker
FEC P00014522
  Candidate Independent 2,138 0.18% Brock Jeffrey Pierce
for Vice President: Karla M. Ballard
FEC P00016550; 14 Oct 20; Tot $5,541,473; Dsb $5,021,727
  Candidate Constitution 2,078 0.17% Don Blankenship
for Vice President: William Alan Mohr
FEC P00014209; 14 Oct 20; Tot $78,705; Dsb $74,505
  Candidate American Solidarity 1,711 0.14% Brian T. Carroll
for Vice President: Amar Patel
FEC P00013771
  Candidate Independent 1,475 0.12% Connie "C.L." Gammon
for Vice President: Phil Collins
Phil Collins of Illinois is the nominee of the Prohibition Party

FEC P00011577
  Candidate Life and Liberty 1,365 0.11% John Richard "J.R." Myers
for Vice President: Tiara Suzanne Lusk
FEC P00013466
  Candidate Socialism and Liberation 1,334 0.11% Gloria Estela La Riva
for Vice President: Sunil Freeman
FEC P80005572; 14 Oct 20; Tot $40,662; Dsb $32,291
  Candidate Independent 1,320 0.11% Roque "Rocky" De La Fuente, Jr.
for Vice President: Darcy G. Richardson
FEC P60016342; 30 Sep 20; Tot $14,220,080; Dsb $14,181,205
Total 1,217,668 100.00%  

U.S. Senate  6 year term. No Term Limit. 116th Senate  Senate Electoral Classes

Class 2
Seat up for regular election
Republican Senator  Thomas B. "Tom" Cotton
• Re-elected Tuesday 3 November 2020
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Renominated
 Candidate list (2)
  Elected Republican 792,884 66.52% Senator  Thomas B. "Tom" Cotton
FEC S4AR00103; 14 Oct 20; Tot $8,353,795; Dsb $3,908,499
  Candidate Libertarian 399,008 33.48% Ricky Dale Harrington, Jr.
FEC S0AR00226; 14 Oct 20; Tot $68,191; Dsb $22,179
Total 1,191,892 100.00%  

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: 2018, 2022. Term Limit: No one can serve more than 2 4-year terms in a lifetime, All Governors

  Republican Governor  Asa Hutchinson
First elected: 2014; re-elected: 2018.
Previously served in the U.S. Congress: 3 January 1997 - 6 August 2001
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
The current Governor is affected by a term limit and cannot run for re-election.
Open Chair - At Term Limit
 Candidate list (2)
  Candidate Republican     Lieutenant Governor  John Timothy "Tim" Griffin
Previously served in the U.S. Congress: 2011-2015.
  Candidate Republican     Attorney General  Leslie Rutledge

Lieutenant Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022

  Republican Lieutenant Governor  John Timothy "Tim" Griffin
First elected: 2014; re-elected: 2018.
Previously served in the U.S. Congress: 2011-2015.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
Open Seat - At Term Limit.
Candidate for Governor in 2020.
 Candidate list (1)
  Candidate Republican     state Senator  Jason Rapert

116th U.S. House of Representatives  2-year term. Election Cycle 2020, 2021. No Term Limit. 116th House
Partisan Composition (primary disposition):
4 Republican (4 Renominated)

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 1
Seat up for regular election
Republican Member of Congress  Eric Alan "Rick" Crawford
• Re-elected Tuesday 3 November 2020
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Renominated
 ** Uncontested Race **
 Candidate list (1) - 117th Congress
  Elected Republican 237,580 100.00% Member of Congress  Eric Alan "Rick" Crawford
FEC H0AR01083; 14 Oct 20; Tot $915,031; Dsb $974,750
Total 237,580 100.00%  

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 2
Seat up for regular election
Republican Member of Congress  James French "French" Hill
• Re-elected Tuesday 3 November 2020
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Renominated
 Candidate list (2) - 117th Congress
  Elected Republican 184,093 55.37% Member of Congress  James French "French" Hill
FEC H4AR02141; 14 Oct 20; Tot $3,104,550; Dsb $2,142,544
  Candidate Democratic 148,410 44.63% state Senator  Joyce Ann Elliott
FEC H0AR02206; 14 Oct 20; Tot $2,948,818; Dsb $2,687,002
Total 332,503 100.00%  

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 3
Seat up for regular election
Republican Member of Congress  Stephen A. "Steve" Womack
• Re-elected Tuesday 3 November 2020
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Renominated
 Candidate list (3) - 117th Congress
  Elected Republican 214,960 64.31% Member of Congress  Stephen A. "Steve" Womack
FEC H0AR03055; 14 Oct 20; Tot $976,155; Dsb $704,304
  Candidate Democratic 106,325 31.81% Celeste Sarene Williams
FEC H0AR03105; 14 Oct 20; Tot $335,893; Dsb $270,257
  Candidate Libertarian 12,977 3.88% Michael J. "Mike" Kalagias
FEC H8AR03090
Total 334,262 100.00%  

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 4
Seat up for regular election
Republican Member of Congress  Bruce Westerman
• Re-elected Tuesday 3 November 2020
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Renominated
 Candidate list (3) - 117th Congress
  Elected Republican 190,710 69.68% Member of Congress  Bruce Westerman
FEC H4AR04048; 14 Oct 20; Tot $1,301,916; Dsb $873,288
  Candidate Democratic 75,349 27.53% William H. "Bobby" Hanson
FEC H0AR04087; 14 Oct 20; Tot $107,813; Dsb $102,877
  Candidate Libertarian 7,623 2.79% former Tull Mayor Frank Gilbert
FEC H0AR04095
Total 273,682 100.00%  

Secretary of State  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022. Term Limit: No one can serve more than 2 4-year terms in a lifetime

  Republican Secretary of State  John Thurston
First elected: 2018
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
The current Secretary of State is unaffected by the State's term limit.

Attorney General  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022

  Republican Attorney General  Leslie Rutledge
First elected: 2014; re-elected: 2018.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
Open Seat - At Term Limit.
Candidate for Governor in 2022.

Treasurer  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022

  Republican Treasurer  Dennis Milligan
First elected: 2014; re-elected: 2018.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
Open Seat - At Term Limit.
Candidate for Auditor in 2022.

Auditor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022

  Republican Auditor Andrea Lea
First elected: 2014; re-elected: 2018.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
Open Seat - At Term Limit
 Candidate list (1)
  Candidate Republican     Treasurer  Dennis Milligan

Commissioner of State Lands  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022. Term Limit: No one can serve more than 2 4-year terms in a lifetime

  Republican State Lands Commissioner  Tommy Land
First elected: 2018
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
The current Commissioner of State Lands is unaffected by the State's term limit.
 

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): 4 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): 1 candidate
  Green (affiliates): 1 candidate
  Libertarian: 4 candidates
Other Third Parties
  American Solidarity: 1 candidate
  Justice Party
  Life and Liberty: 1 candidate
  Natural Law (affiliates)
  Socialism and Liberation: 1 candidate
  Prohibition Party (affiliates): 1 candidate
  Right to Life
  Unity
Independents
  Independent: 5 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.

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

Constitution   Links to State Constitutions
  The Constitution of the State of Arkansas of 1874
Election Authority
  Arkansas Election Results Website
  Arkansas Secretary of State Presents: Vote Naturally | Accurate, Accessible. For Arkansas
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
  Arkansas Right to Life
  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 News Bureau
  Arkansas Times - Little Rock
  Batesville Daily Guard
  Evening Times - West Memphis
  KAIT TV - ABC - Jonesboro
  KATV TV - ABC - Little Rock
  KLRT TV - FOX - Little Rock
  KTHV - CBS - Little Rock
  Lynch at Large
  Magnolia Reporter - Magnolia
  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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