Late night funnyman Stephen Colbert wants to help Arkansans vote.
Arkansas was one of the latest states to be featured on Colbert's "Better Know A Ballot" video series, which is aimed at raising the public's awareness on how to vote in their respective state.
The Natural State's starring turn on the series was posted to YouTube on Tuesday and appeared on Facebook Thursday evening.
"Arkansas is one of just 50 states that has been selected to vote in this year's presidential election," the "Late Show with Stephen Colbert" host deadpanned in the opening of the video, which included tips on how to register to vote, how to request an absentee ballot and when early voting opened in Arkansas.
Arkansas-specific links on how to register to vote and how to request an absentee ballot can be found at BetterKnowABallot.com/AR.
Oct. 5 is the deadline to register to vote in the Nov. 3 general election. Arkansans planning to vote absentee should request an absentee ballot as soon as possible, Colbert said.
"Or there's a chance your ballot won't arrive in time for you to send your vote back and have it counted," he warned. "So, just do it now."
Arkansas absentee ballots do not include return postage, so voters will have to provide their own stamp before they mail their ballot back, Colbert pointed out.
Absentee ballots must be received by 7:30 p.m. on election night, but the United States Postal Service recommends mailing them no later than Oct. 27 to ensure they arrive before the deadline, he said.
Early in-person voting across Arkansas begins on Monday, Oct. 19. Early voting locations and hours vary by county, so Colbert suggested contacting your county clerk's office for more information.
"Come on, Arkansas, let's Little Rock the vote," Colbert said in closing out the video. "Show them why you're called Ar-CAN-sans, and not Ar-CAN'T-sans."