The deadline to register in the Nov. 3 General Election is nearing, and Lawrence County residents are being encouraged to register or update their registration if they have changed addresses since the last election.

Oct. 5 is the deadline to register to vote, and Oct. 30 is the last day to transfer a voter registration for those who have moved.

Lawrence County residents can pick up a voter registration form at the County Clerk’s Office at the Lawrence County Courthouse in Walnut Ridge or download a form from the Secretary of State’s website.

Voter registrations can be dropped of at the County Clerk’s Office or submitted by mail. Arkansas does not permit online voter registration.

To verify that voter registration is up-to-date, residents can call County Clerk Tina Stowers’ office at 870-886-1111 or look under the voter view link on the Secretary of State’s website at

WBU Library to host voter registration day

Felix Goodson Library at Williams Baptist University will host a voter registration event on Tuesday, in observance of National Voter Registration Day. All who are qualified to register may do so from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. that day in the library, which is located near the university entrance.

WBU’s Student Government Association and Dr. Rodney Harris’s American Government class are helping staff the event.

Thousands of national, state and local organizations and volunteers are participating in National Voter Registration Day 2020.

The effort’s website, www.NationalVoter, provides a listing of National Voter Registration Day events across the country, in communities and held virtually.

Founded in 2012, National Voter Registration Day is designed to create an annual moment when the entire nation focuses on registering Americans to exercise their right to vote. Nearly 3 million Americans have registered to vote on that designated day since the inaugural National Voter Registration Day.

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