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Strengthening Our Communities: Arkansas Ballot Issue 3

Arkansas voters will decide three ballot issues in the upcoming November general election, referred to them by the Arkansas Legislature. The third proposal, Issue 3, is a constitutional amendment that would make changes to the ballot issue process used by citizen groups, as well as increase the number of votes required in the legislature to refer amendments to voters. 

The proposal would increase the number of counties from where citizen groups must collect voter signatures; it would move up the deadline to submit those signatures, and it would set a deadline for anyone to challenge citizen measures in court. Issue 3 would also end the practice of giving citizen groups more time to collect additional signatures.

Finally, Issue 3 would allow lawmakers to change how they advertise ballot issue proposals, no longer requiring them to be published in newspapers in each county. 

Find more information about this issue and others at uaex.edu/ballot.