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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Deadline to request a mail-in ballot: Tuesday, Oct. 27. Must be received by Tuesday, Nov. 3
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General Election Day: Tuesday, November 3, 2020
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.
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