News & Notes - 2022 Ballot Issue Newsletters
What Issues were on the 2022 Arkansas Ballot?
Arkansas lawmakers voted in 2021 to put three proposed constitutional amendments on the Nov. 8, 2022 ballot. Additionally, a citizen-led group collected voter signatures for to place a constitutional amendment on the ballot for voters to decide.
Download the complete Arkansas Ballot Issue Voter Guide or click on the individual ballot issues below to read the fact sheet.
Issue 1 - A constitutional amendment to allow the General Assembly to convene in extraordinary session upon the issuance of a joint written proclamation of the speaker of the House of Representatives and the president pro tempore of the Senate or upon the submission of a written proclamation containing the signatures of at least 2/3 of the members of the House of Representatives and at least 2/3 of the members of the Senate to the speaker of the House of Representatives and the president pro tempore of the Senate requesting that the General Assembly convene in extraordinary session Voters rejected
Issue 2 - A Constitutional Amendment to Reform Certain Measures Presented to Voters, to be Known as the "Constitutional Amendment and Ballot Initiative Reform Amendment” Voters rejected
Issue 3 - A Constitutional Amendment to Create the “Arkansas Religious Freedom Amendment." Voters rejected
Issue 4 - An amendment to authorize the possession, personal use, and consumption of cannabis by adults, to authorize the cultivation and sale of cannabis by licensed commercial facilities, and to provide for the regulation of those facilities. Voters rejected
2022 Arkansas Ballot Issue Websites
A constitutional amendment to allow the General Assembly to convene in extraordinary session
Constitutional Amendment and Ballot Initiative Reform Amendment
Arkansas Religious Freedom Amendment
Arkansas Adult Use Cannabis Amendment
Video Summary of 2022 Arkansas Ballot Issues
Public Policy Center staff summarize all four constitutional amendment proposals on the ballot in the video below. Or click on each ballot issue website to watch a video of just that proposal.
2022 Arkansas Ballot Issue Newsletters
2022 Recap and Gearing Up for 2024 - December 2022
Voters Say No Amendments - November 2022
Just over half of Arkansas' 1.7 million registered voters turned out Tuesday for the midterm elections and rejected the four constitutional amendments on the ballot.
Early Voting Monday, Election Day Tuesday - November 2022
Early voting wraps up today in Arkansas, with Election Day formally taking place Tuesday across the state.
Videos and Voter Guide Help Arkansans Decipher 2022 Ballot Issues - October 2022
Early voting in Arkansas starts in 10 days (Oct. 24) and many people are still learning about the four constitutional amendments on the Nov. 8 General Election ballot.
Voters Will Have Say on Issue 4, Court Decides - September 2022
Arkansas will vote Nov. 8 whether to allow licenses to grow and sell non-medical marijuana in the state.
2022 Arkansas Ballot Issues Voter Guide Now Available - September 2022
Arkansas voters in every county now have a neutral resource available to them to learn more about proposed constitutional amendments on their November ballot.
Marijuana Maybe, But No Casino Vote on Nov. 8 - August 2022
Recreational marijuana is on the ballot - for now.
Board Rejects Marijuana, Casino Ballot Titles - August 2022
The Arkansas Board of Election Commissioners on Wednesday rejected ballot titles of two proposed constitutional amendments that would legalize recreational marijuana and remove Pope County as a casino gaming location.
Voter Petitions Submitted for Marijuana, Pope County Casino Repeal Amendments - July 2022
In triple-digit weather Friday, representatives of Responsible Growth Arkansas wheeled in boxes of voter petitions to the Secretary of State's Office in an attempt to qualify their recreational marijuana proposal for the statewide ballot in November.
Three Ballot Issue Groups Publish Ads By Deadline - June 2022
The potential number of citizen-led ballot measures in the November general election now stands at three.
June Deadline Looms Over Groups. What's Circulating? - May 2022
Citizen issue groups have until June 8 to publish the wording of their ballot issue in an Arkansas newspaper.
Marijuana Advocates Switch Petition to 2024 - April 2022
Long-time cannabis activist Melissa Fults filed a new petition to legalize marijuana in Arkansas, but with the 2024 ballot in mind.
Ballot Group Focusing on Education Issues - March 2022
Thirty years after the filing of a lawsuit over Arkansas' education funding formula, a ballot issue group seeks the support of Arkansas voters to increase classroom funding.
Pope County Group Seeks to Override Casino Vote - February 2022
A recent amendment to the Arkansas Constitution has supporters and opponents lining up for a potential replay in 2022.
Marijuana, Redistricting Make Another Play for 2022 - January 2022
There are now four marijuana proposals competing for voter signatures to qualify for a spot on the 2022 ballot in Arkansas, a state where voters approved a medical marijuana initiative in 2016.