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by Kristin Higgins - July 23, 2019
Issue 1 on the 2016 ballot included several amendments to the state constitution. The change
prohibiting elected county officials from also holding civil office did not actually
define what it meant by “civil office.”
Since the amendment’s passage, there have been questions about whether an office was
considered a “civil office” under the amendment to Article 7. Neither the constitution
nor state law defined “civil office.”
Act 639 amends Arkansas Code Title 14, Chapter 14, Subchapter 1 to define civil office as
any one of the following elected or appointed positions, including without limitation:
The new law, which took effect July 24, does not prohibit an elected county official
from serving on a board that is required under state law, such as an intergovernmental
board. The law also declares what is NOT a civil office, including an advisory board
or task force established to assist:
Elected county officials who were already in office before Jan. 1, 2017 can continue
to serve in a civil office position, according to Act 639.
Find the new state law at www.arkleg.state.ar.us/assembly/2019/2019R/Acts/Act639.pdf
What offices are considered elected county officials?
Amendment 95, passed by voters in 2016, named these elected county officials as those
who could not also serve in a civil office during their term in office: