The Green Papers: Arkansas 2020 General Election
 
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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
Primary: Tuesday 3 March 2020 (presumably)
Runoff: Tuesday 31 March 2020 (presumably)
General Election: Tuesday 3 November 2020 (presumably)
Tuesday 3 March 2020 (presumably) - Primary. Polling hours reportedly 7:30a-7:30p CST (1330-0130 UTC).
Tuesday 31 March 2020 (presumably) - Runoff. Polling hours reportedly 7:30a-7:30p CDT (1230-0030 UTC).
Tuesday 3 November 2020 (presumably) - General Election. Polling hours reportedly 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


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.

 
           

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
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: 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

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

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 Undetermined)

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 1
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  Eric Alan "Rick" Crawford
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
 Candidate list (1) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Eric Alan "Rick" Crawford
FEC H0AR01083

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 2
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  James French "French" Hill
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 3
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  Stephen A. "Steve" Womack
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
 Candidate list (1) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Stephen A. "Steve" Womack
FEC H0AR03055

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 4
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  Bruce Westerman
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
 Candidate list (1) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Bruce Westerman
FEC H4AR04048

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

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

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

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)
  Republican: 13 incumbents, 4 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
Other Third Parties
  Justice Party
  Natural Law (affiliates)
  Unity
 
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

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
  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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