Arkansas AG Speaks On Possible Changes To Ballot Measure Process

Apr 16, 2019

Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge spoke with KUAR News about HJR 1008, which changes the process for placing measures on the ballot.
Credit Governor's Office

When Arkansas voters go to the polls in 2020, they’ll decide whether to approve an amendment to the state constitution that would make major changes to the process of getting measures placed on the ballot.

Among other changes, the amendment changes filing deadlines and eliminates a 30-day "cure period" where more signatures can be collected.

The measure, authored by Republican Sen. Mathew Pitsch and Rep. DeAnn Vaught, is one of three legislature-referred measures on the ballot in 2020; the others deal with term limits and highway funding.

Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge spoke with KUAR News about her involvement in writing the proposal. Listen to the full interview with KUAR's Daniel Breen above.