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Smithsonian Exhibit on Display at Arkansas State Capitol Voices & Votes: Democracy in America
(April 17, 2023) Little Rock, Ark - In cooperation with the Smithsonian and the Arkansas Humanities Council, Secretary of State John Thurston is pleased to present, Voices & Votes: Democracy in America, a limited Smithsonian traveling exhibit, which is now on display at the Arkansas State Capitol. The exhibit will travel across our state to multiple locations throughout the year, providing an exceptional opportunity for Arkansans to view a Smithsonian exhibit without leaving the comfort of their home state. 

Voices & Votes highlights and examines the ever-evolving story of democracy in America. The exhibit features historical and contemporary photos and historical artifacts, such as campaign and voter memorabilia. Educational and archival videos and multimedia interactives bring the exhibit’s content alive to viewers of all ages.

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Early Voting Begins Monday, October 24th
(October 21, 2022) Little Rock, Ark – Arkansas Secretary of State John Thurston would like to remind voters that early voting for the 2022 General Election, Nonpartisan Judicial Runoff Election, and School Elections begins on Monday, October 24th.  

Early voting will run from October 24th through November 7th. Polls will be open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.; Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.; and 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on the final Monday before Election Day. Polls are closed on Sundays. 

To check your voter registration, find your polling location and operating hours, or to view a sample ballot, visit www.voterview.org. (read more)

Arkansas Secretary of State John Thurston Launches Veteran Voter Initiative
(April 4, 2022) Little Rock, Ark - The office of the Arkansas Secretary of State, in partnership with the veteran service organization We Are The 22, announces the launch of a Veteran Voter Initiative. Throughout the month of April, representatives of both organizations will be on the road, reaching out to veterans across the state to ensure that they are both registered and ready to vote. The #ARVetsVote hashtag has been established to highlight the initiative. Click here to view the rest of the press release.


Secretary of State Thurston Presents Arkansas Diamond Award to State Capitol Police Officers
(November 9, 2021) Little Rock, Ark – Arkansas Secretary of State John Thurston presented the Arkansas Diamond Award to three members of the State Capitol Police force for recent actions in the line of duty.  Corporal Tavares Purifoy, Corporal Don Brown, and Officer Andrew Badger received the Arkansas Diamond Award, the highest honor given by the Secretary of State.