Deadline to register for Nov. 6 election is Oct. 9

      LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - The deadline to register to vote in next month's general election is approaching.

      Arkansas Secretary of State Mark Martin says the deadline to register to vote in the Nov. 6 election is next Tuesday - Oct. 9.

      Martin says the registration deadline applies to all voters.

      Early voting begins Oct. 22.

      Aside from the presidential race, all 4 of Arkansas' Congressional representatives are up for election. All of the 135 seats in the Legislature have been up for election, too, but only 73 are contested.

      The ballot will also include a proposal to legalize marijuana for medicinal purposes and other issues.

      Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.