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DOWNLOAD 2022 ARKANSAS BALLOT ISSUE VOTER GUIDE -- Get the facts about what the four constitutional amendments would do, what supporters and opponents say, and a sneak peek at the ballot titles you will see on Election Day. 

Arkansas Ballot Issues

Arkansas voters choose more than candidates on Election Day. They also have a voice in shaping state law by voting on proposals seeking to change to the state constitution.

On Nov. 8, 2022, Arkansans have four constitutional amendments to decide in the general election. The Cooperative Extension Service provides voters with neutral, research-based information on all of the statewide ballot proposals.

Ultimately our goal is to increase voter participation and help Arkansans be confident in their vote. 

Get Your 2022 Arkansas Ballot Issue Voter Guide

Get more information about all four constitutional amendments on the Arkansas ballot.

Download the 2022 Arkansas Ballot Issue Voter Guide or pick up a printed copy from any of the 75 county extension offices statewide.

What will I find in Extension's ballot issue voter guide?

  • How the proposals will appear on the ballot
  • Answers to basic questions about each issue
  • Reasons why people may support or oppose the proposals 
  • A worksheet to record your voting plans

Video Summaries 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.

What Issues are 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.

SJR 10 Bill Information Arkansas State Legislature

Issue 1

A constitutional amendment to allow the General Assembly to convene in extraordinary session

HJR 1005 Bill Information Arkansas State Legislature

Issue 2

Constitutional Amendment and Ballot Initiative Reform Amendment

SJR 14 Bill Information Arkansas State Legislature

Issue 3

Arkansas Religious Freedom Amendment

Issue 4 - Arkansas Adult Use Cannabis Amendment link

Issue 4

Arkansas Adult Use Cannabis Amendment

Want Year-Round Arkansas Ballot Issue Education?

Cover of 2022 Arkansas Ballot Issue Handout

Find important Arkansas election dates, a general handout about elections (in English and Spanish), and frequently asked voter questions on our Voter Education Resources page.

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  • Read our blog posts about ballot issues and other election news on the Community, Professional and Economic Development unit blog.

Request a presentation to your organization or group. Ballot issue education programs can be requested by contacting your local county extension agent or by contacting the Public Policy Center at 501-671-2160. You can also email us at publicpolicycenter@uada.edu 

Send your Arkansas ballot issue questions to publicpolicycenter@uada.edu


 

Ballot Issue Education Resources

PPC Analysis: Citizen-Initiative Ballot Access Requirements by State (2021)

State agencies involved with Arkansas ballot issues

 

What Other Elections Are Happening?

Arkansas cities and counties often hold elections throughout the year related to property or sales tax or other important local matters. We provide fact sheets on some local issues by request from our county agents.

Find out what some of those past issues are here or contact your local County Clerk for more information about what's on your ballot. 

About Our Materials

Since 2004, the Public Policy Center has published unbiased fact sheets on statewide ballot measures so voters have a better understanding of what is being asked of them on Election Day. The fact sheets go through a vetting process that includes reviews by issue supporters and opponents.

In 2020, we distributed 38,000 ballot issue voter guides across Arkansas' 75 counties. People also downloaded the guide more than 18,000 times. Find past voter guides in our archive.

 

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