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Arkansas & Maternal Mortality

Arkansas has the fifth highest level of maternal mortality in the nation 

Arkansas has a maternal mortality ratio of 44.5 maternal deaths per 100,000 live births annually


maternal deaths per 100,000 live births annually


Black maternal deaths per 100,000 live births annually


white maternal deaths per 100,000 live births annually

While cases of maternal mortality around the world have continued to trend downward, the numbers in the United States have continued to increase. Moreover, in the United States, huge disparities exist within populations, with Black and Native American/Indigenous women at much higher risk of maternal mortality and morbidity than white women. Nationwide, Black women are three times more likely to die from pregnancy related complications and Indigenous and Native American women are twice as likely to die than white women.

In Arkansas, there are 44.5 maternal deaths per 100,000 live births and it has the 5th worst maternal mortality outcomes in the nation. Black women in Arkansas face higher levels of maternal mortality due to systemic and racial inequalities.  

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  • Register to vote here.
  • Or call the Office of the Arkansas Secretary of State, Voter Services at 1-501-682-5070 or toll free 1-800-247-3312
  • Absentee: Arkansas is allowing people to apply for absentee ballots in light of the COVID-19 crisis.

    Deadline to request a mail-in ballot: Tuesday, Oct. 27. Must be received by Tuesday, Nov. 3

Deadline to register to vote:

BY MAIL Monday, October 5, 2020 
IN PERSON Monday, October 5, 2020

General Election Day: Tuesday, November 3, 2020

Make a Plan to Vote:

Early voting: October 19 – Nov. 2 

During a preferential primary or a general election, early voting is available between the hours of 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, ending at 5 p.m. on the Monday before the election. Off-site early voting hours may vary by county; watch your local newspaper or contact your county clerk for information.

Day-of: November 3, 2020, find your polling place.

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