The Green Papers: Arkansas 2024 General Election
 
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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
Primary: Tuesday 5 March 2024
Runoff: Tuesday 2 April 2024
General Election: Tuesday 5 November 2024
Monday 6 November - Tuesday 14 November 2023 - Filing Deadline - Primary; Independent/Third/Minor notice of candidacy .
Monday 6 November 2023 - Monday 5 August 2024 - Filing deadline - Independent President .
Tuesday 5 March 2024 - Primary . Polling hours 7:30a-7:30p CST (1330-0130 UTC).
Tuesday 2 April 2024 - Runoff . Polling hours 7:30a-7:30p CDT (1230-0030 UTC).
Wednesday 1 May 2024 - Filing deadline: Independent/Third/Minor Petitions .
Tuesday 5 November 2024 - General Election . Polling hours reportedly 7:30a-7:30p CST (1330-0130 UTC).
 
Senators:2(Electoral Classes 2 and 3)
Governor:1 
2020 Census:3,013,756 (0.97% of 309,785,186)
2024, 2028 Electoral Votes:6(0.00% of 538)
2022-2030 Representatives:4(0.92% of 435)
Capital:Little Rock
 

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Arkansas State and Local Government

Arkansas 2024 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.

If the General Election filing date falls on a holiday, the deadline is extended 1 day.

2024 General Candidate Info from the Arkansas Secretary of State.

2024 Preferential Primary from the Arkansas Secretary of State.

Candidate Filings from the Arkansas Secretary of State.

 
           

U.S. Senate  6 year term. No Term Limit. 118th Senate  Senate Electoral Classes

Class 2 Republican Senator  Thomas B. "Tom" Cotton
First elected: 2014; re-elected: 2020.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2026
 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, 2022.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 7 November 2028

Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2022, 2026. Term Limit: No one can serve more than 2 4-year terms in a lifetime, All Governors

  Republican Governor  Sarah Huckabee Sanders
First elected: 2022.
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2026
The current Governor is unaffected by the State's term limit.

Lieutenant Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2022, 2026

  Republican Lieutenant Governor  Leslie Rutledge
First elected: 2022.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2026

118th U.S. House of Representatives  2-year term. Election Cycle 2024, 2026. No Term Limit. 118th House
Partisan Composition (primary disposition):
4 Republican (3 Renominated, 1 Undetermined)

Incumbent - 118th Congress
CD 1
Seat up for regular election
Republican Member of Congress  Eric Alan "Rick" Crawford
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 5 November 2024
Renominated
 Candidate list (3) - 119th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Rodney Govens
FEC H4AR01077; 14 Feb 24; Tot $27,256; Dsb $17,300
  Candidate Republican     Member of Congress  Eric Alan "Rick" Crawford
FEC H0AR01083; 14 Feb 24; Tot $475,950; Dsb $444,498
  Candidate Libertarian     Steve Parsons

Incumbent - 118th Congress
CD 2
Seat up for regular election
Republican Member of Congress  James French "French" Hill
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 5 November 2024
Renominated
 Candidate list (2) - 119th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Marcus A. Jones
FEC H4AR02232; 14 Feb 24; Tot $79,021; Dsb $53,220
  Candidate Republican     Member of Congress  James French "French" Hill
FEC H4AR02141; 14 Feb 24; Tot $1,705,557; Dsb $1,011,440

Incumbent - 118th Congress
CD 3
Seat up for regular election
Republican Member of Congress  Stephen A. "Steve" Womack
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 5 November 2024
 Candidate list (4) - 119th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Caitlin Rae Draper Mattelin
aka Caitlin Draper

FEC H4AR03065; 14 Feb 24; Tot $44,654; Dsb $21,158
  Candidate Republican     state Senator  Clint Penzo
FEC H4AR03073; 14 Feb 24; Tot $93,847; Dsb $28,014
  Candidate Republican     Member of Congress  Stephen A. "Steve" Womack
FEC H0AR03055; 14 Feb 24; Tot $1,284,276; Dsb $1,242,540
  Candidate Libertarian     Bobby Wilson

Incumbent - 118th Congress
CD 4
Seat up for regular election
Republican Member of Congress  Bruce Westerman
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 5 November 2024
Renominated
 Candidate list (3) - 119th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Risie R. "Risi" Howard
FEC H4AR04089
  Candidate Republican     Member of Congress  Bruce Westerman
FEC H4AR04048; 14 Feb 24; Tot $1,492,131; Dsb $543,602
  Candidate Independent     John White

Secretary of State  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2022, 2026. Term Limit: No one can serve more than 2 4-year terms in a lifetime

  Republican Secretary of State  John Thurston
First elected: 2018; re-elected: 2022.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2026
The current Secretary of State is affected by a term limit and cannot run for re-election.
Open Seat - At term limit.
9 August 2023: Special Election candidate for Treasurer in 2024.

Attorney General  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2022, 2026

  Republican Attorney General  John Timothy "Tim" Griffin
First elected: 2022.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2026

Treasurer  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2022, 2026

  Republican Treasurer Larry W. Walther
Appointed: 3 August 2023 [re: death of Treasurer Mark Lowery (Republican)]
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2026
Open Seat - Not a candidate for election in 2024.
 Candidate list (1)
  Candidate Libertarian     Michael Pakko
 March 2023: Arkansas state Treasurer Mark Lowery suffered an ischemic stroke.
30 June 2023: Treasurer Mark Lowery suffered another stroke. The office operating under the direction of Treasury Chief of Staff Stephen Bright and Chief Deputy Treasurer Eric Munson.
25 July 2023: Treasurer Mark Lowery announced that he will resign on 30 September 2023.
26 July 2023: Arkansas State Treasurer Mark Lowery (Republican), 66, who was first elected in 2022, died.
3 August 2023: Governor Sarah Huckabee Sanders (Republican) names Secretary of the Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration Larry Walther (Republican) to fill the seat until 2025. The winner of the 5 November 2024 special election will fill the seat for the remainder of the term which ends in 2027.

Seat up for special election
Special Election
 
Seat up for special election: Tuesday 5 November 2024 (presumably)
Special Election - To fill the seat of state Treasurer Mark Lowery (Republican) who died on 26 July 2023 for the remainder of the term which ends in 2027.
 Candidate list (2)
  Candidate Democratic     John Pagan
  Candidate Republican     Secretary of State  John Thurston
9 August 2023: Special Election candidate for Treasurer in 2024.

Auditor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2022, 2026

  Republican Auditor  Dennis Milligan
First elected: 2022.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2026

Commissioner of State Lands  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2022, 2026. Term Limit: No one can serve more than 2 4-year terms in a lifetime

  Republican State Lands Commissioner Tommy Land
First elected: 2018; re-elected: 2022.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2026
The current Commissioner of State Lands is affected by a term limit and cannot run for re-election.
Open Seat - At 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): 5 candidates
  Republican: 13 incumbents, 7 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)
  Libertarian: 3 candidates
Other Third Parties
  Justice Party
  Natural Law (affiliates)
  Right to Life
  Unity
Independents
  (blank): 1 incumbent
  Independent: 1 candidate
 
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 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
  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 Times - Little Rock
  Batesville Daily Guard
  Evening Times - West Memphis
  KAIT TV - ABC - Jonesboro
  KARK TV - NBC - Little Rock
  KATV TV - ABC - Little Rock
  KTHV - CBS - Little Rock
  Lynch at Large
  Magnolia Reporter - Magnolia
  NWANews.com - Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - Fayetteville
  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
  TheCabin.net - Log Cabin Democrat of Conway

 


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