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Election 2016: AETN Debates

Before casting your ballot this fall, get to know the candidates and their stances on important issues. Candidates participated in a special series of debates hosted at the AETN studios on AETN Oct. 10-12.

In addition to keeping viewers informed about the candidates, "Election 2016: Ballot Initiatives" will air Friday, Oct. 14, at 8 p.m. The proposed initiatives that have reached the ballot will be discussed in this 30-minute program produced in conjunction with the University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service.

All debates and ballot initiatives will repeat in their entirety Sunday, Oct. 30, beginning at 1:30 p.m.

The Ballot Initiative program was recorded on September 28th in conjunction with the University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service with the understanding that some of the issues may be removed. The Arkansas Supreme Court on Oct. 13, 2016 ruled that votes cast for or against Issues 4 and 5 will not be counted. The court ruling came after many counties printed paper and absentee ballots. This means the issue may still appear on your ballot, but know that the issue has been struck and votes on this issue will not be tallied. For more detailed information, please visit the Arkansas State Ballot Issues webpage on the University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Services website.

Watch the Debates Online

U.S. District 3  4   Watch Now


  • Libertarian
    Steve Isaacson
    Eureka Springs, AR
    Website

  • Republican
    Steve Womack*
    Rogers, AR
    Website

U.S. District 4  4   Watch Now


  • Libertarian
    Kerry Hicks
    Mena, AR
    Website

  • Republican
    Bruce Westerman*
    Hot Springs, AR
    Website

Major funding for
"Election 2016: AETN Debates"
is provided by AARP Arkansas.


U.S. District 1  4   Watch Now


  • Republican
    Rick Crawford*
    Jonesboro, AR
    Website

  • Libertarian
    Mark West
    Sulphur Rock, AR
    Website

U.S. Congressional Districts of Arkansas

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  • U.S. District 1
  • U.S. District 2
  • U.S. District 3
  • U.S. District 4

U.S. Senate  4   Watch Now


  • Republican
    John Boozman*
    Rogers, AR
    Website

  • Democrat
    Conner Eldridge
    Little Rock, AR
    Website

  • Libertarian
    Frank Gilbert
    Tull, AR
    Website

U.S. District 2  4   Watch Now


  • Democrat
    Dianne Curry
    Little Rock, AR
    Website

  • Libertarian
    Chris Hayes
    Mabelvale, AR
    Website

  • Republican
    French Hill*
    Little Rock, AR
    Website

* Denotes Incumbent
  For a complete list of registered candidates, including write-ins, please visit the Arkansas Secretary of State website.


Voter Education

Want your voice to be heard, but don't know how?
The information on VoteNaturally.org tells you everything you need to know about becoming an active Arkansas voter. Click here to read more, then Vote Naturally!

Are you registered? Have you moved?
You may need to update your voter information. Use our easy online voter registration search to find out, www.voterview.org. Need to update? Contact your county clerk (PDF)

Are you sure where and how to vote?
You can check that out, too, by visiting “Where, When and How to Vote!” All you need to know about voting in the Natural State!

For Kids, You Choose 2016
Learn about the Presidential Candidates.

Find more activities at PBSkids.org/YouChoose.

Last Updated 05 Oct 2016