Arkansas Senate election dates and Voting Live

Arkansas Senate election dates and Voting Live 2020 
Arkansas Senate election Dates 2020
Arkansas Senate election​ Date:March 3, 2020​ 

One-term incumbent Republican Tom Cotton was elected to the first term in 2014 after serving two years in the United States House of Representatives, defeating incumbent Democratic senator Mark Pryor by a comfortable margin. Cotton is seeking a second term in 2020.


Arkansas Senate election dates and Voting Live 2020 

Joshua Mahony, a non-profit executive and 2018 Democratic nominee for Congress in Arkansas's 3rd congressional district filed to run for the Democratic nomination. However, he subsequently dropped out just after the filing deadline closed. No other Democrats filed within the filing deadline.

Christian missionary Ricky Dale Harrington, Jr., is running as a Libertarian, and progressive activist Dan Whitfield is running as an independent.


The Electoral system of Arkansas

The term electoral system can refer to the method by which elections are conducted (e.g., whether officials are elected in single-winner versus multi-winner systems) or the method by which votes are tallied to determine the outcome of an election (e.g., plurality systems, majority systems, ranked-choice voting systems, etc.). In the United States, most federal and state-level officials are elected via plurality vote in single-winner contests, although some jurisdictions (e.g., cities, school boards, etc.) employ alternative electoral systems.

HIGHLIGHTS

·  In Arkansas, state legislators (including senators and representatives) are elected via plurality vote in single-winner contests.

·  State executive officers governor, lieutenant governor, secretary of state, state treasurer, auditor, and attorney general are elected via plurality vote in single-winner contests.

·  United States Senators and United States Representatives are also elected via plurality vote in single-winner contests.

See the sections below for additional information on the following topics:

  1. Background: This section defines and describes methods for conducting elections, including single-winner systems and multi-winner systems. This section also defines and describes various vote-tallying methods, including plurality voting, majority voting, ranked-choice voting, block voting, single voting, and cumulative voting.
  2. Electoral systems used in Arkansas: This section outlines the electoral systems used in federal elections (i.e., elections for president and United States senators and representatives) and state-level contests (i.e., elections for state legislators, governors, and other state executives).
  3. State legislation and ballot measures: This section lists state legislation and state and local ballot measures relevant to electoral systems policy.

Arkansas Senate election Party and candidate 

  • Tom Cotton (Republican)
  • Ricky Dale Harrington Jr. (Libertarian)
  • Dan Whitfield (Independent)

Elections Results

#To Be Announced


Past Arkansas Elections Results 

United States Senate election in Arkansas, 2016

Party

Candidate

Votes

%

±

 

Republican

John Boozman (incumbent)

661,984

59.77%

+1.87%

 

Democratic

Conner Eldridge

400,602

36.17%

-0.78%

 

Libertarian

Frank Gilbert

43,866

3.96%

+0.72%

 

n/a

Write-ins

1,070

0.10%

N/A

Total votes

1,107,522

100.0%