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What were the 2018 Arkansas Ballot Issues?

Download the complete Arkansas Ballot Issue Voter Guide or click on the individual ballot issues below to read the fact sheet.

Issue 1 - An Amendment Concerning Civil Lawsuits and the Powers of the General Assembly and Supreme Court to Adopt Court Rules Struck from the ballot

Issue 2 - A Constitutional Amendment Adding as a Qualification to Vote that a Voter Present Certain Valid Photographic Identification when Casting a Ballot In Person or Casting an Absentee Ballot Voters approved

Issue 3 - Arkansas Term Limits Amendment Struck from the ballot

Issue 4 - An Amendment to Require Four Licenses to be Issued for Casino Gaming at Casinos, One Each in Crittenden (to Southland Racing Corporation), Garland (to Oaklawn Jockey Club, Inc.), Pope, and Jefferson Counties Voters approved

Issue 5 - An Act to Increase the Arkansas Minimum Wage Voters approved

Newsletters - What ballot issues did we write about in 2018?

Year in Review & Looking Forward - December 2018
Just over 50 percent of Arkansas' registered voters cast a ballot in the November election.

Voters Approve All 3 Arkansas Ballot Issues - November 2018
Nearly half of Arkansas' 1.7 million registered voters cast their ballots during the mid-term Election that wrapped up Tuesday. Voters ended up approving all three statewide ballot measures.

A Big Thank You &  You Still Have Time - November 2018
For the last time this election cycle, we offer a recap of the three statewide ballot issues Arkansas voters will be deciding on Election Day. 

Paperwork Flaws Push Term Limits off Ballot - October 2018
Supporters of stricter term limits in Arkansas spent the past few years collecting thousands of signatures, and in the end, it was flaws with those petitions that knocked Issue 3 off the ballot.

Arkansas Supreme Court Blocks Votes on Issue 1 - October 2018
Not all of the proposals included in Issue 1 on this year's ballot are related to each other, the Arkansas Supreme Court said Thursday when blocking votes from counting on the issue.

Issue 4 - Casino Gaming - Survives Court ChallengeOctober 2018
Arkansans will be voting on whether to allow casino gaming at four locations after the Arkansas Supreme Court rejected two court challenges Thursday over the wording of Issue 4. 

September Update: Status of Arkansas Ballot Issues - September 2018
Four of the five Arkansas ballot issues remain in court, with less than 30 days to go until early voting starts. 

Term Limits and Minimum Wage Make Ballot - August 2018
Counties will receive the official Arkansas ballot this week, even though the Arkansas Secretary of State continues to count signatures for a proposed casino ballot issue.

Three Ballot Issue Groups Turn In Petitions - July 2018
Temporary workers will spend the next month reviewing petitions, looking at the signatures and comparing them to their lists of registered voters. The Secretary of State's Office has until Aug. 23 to tell counties which issues will be on the ballot.

Ballot Issue Groups Collecting Signatures After AG Certifies Proposals - June 2018 
It's been a whirlwind of a month. The Arkansas Attorney General certified four potential ballot measures for the November ballot in response to a lawsuit. Three of the sponsors then published their ballot titles in a newspaper by June 6 as required. 

Lawsuit Claims AG Review of Ballot Measures is Unconstitutional - May 2018
A second group wanting access to the November ballot has filed a lawsuit against Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge after she rejected the title and wording of their proposed constitutional amendment.

Casino Backers Sue Over AG Rejections - April 2018
Backers of a proposed constitutional amendment to allow casino gaming in Arkansas have sued the state's Attorney General after she again rejected their proposed ballot title and amendment.

AG Office Rejects Multiple Ballot Proposals - March 2018
The Arkansas Attorney General's Office rejected four proposed ballot measures this month submitted by the public. 

Proposal Stumbles over Legal Jargon - February 2018
At just under 20 words long, a proposed ballot title meant to provide a path to suing the state of Arkansas was rejected because of the undefined legal jargon included in the proposal.

AG Says No to Casino Proposal - January 2018
A recent court decision and a long-held desire to open casinos in Arkansas pushed two groups into taking the first step in a bid for the November ballot.