Arkansas Ballot Issues
Arkansas is one of 15 states where residents can propose an amendment to the state constitution or refer a state law to voters. Legislators also have the authority to refer up to three amendments to voters.
Citizens can file the title of their ballot issue with the Arkansas Secretary of State at any time to begin the initiative process whereby they collect voter signatures to qualify an issue for the 2022 statewide ballot.
State lawmakers will soon file proposed constitutional amendments for the 2022 statewide ballot. They have until Feb. 10, 2021 to file proposals.
Stay informed by signing up for our monthly Arkansas ballot issue newsletter and reading
our blog posts.
Year-Round Arkansas Ballot Issue Education
Sign up to receive our monthly email newsletter. 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 contact the
Center by e-mailing email@example.com.
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.
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.
What will I find in Extension's ballot voter guide?
- How the proposal will appear on the ballot
- Answers to some basic questions about each issue
- Reasons why people may support or oppose the proposal
- A worksheet to record your voting plans
Find past voter guides in our archive.
State Ballot Issue Education Resources
- Extension Blog: Strengthening Arkansas Communities
- PPC Analysis: Citizen-Initiative Ballot Access Requirements by State (Jan. 2019)
- Past Ballot Years: Archives - Voter Guides and Newsletter
- 2020 Arkansas Initiative and Referenda Handbook
- Arkansas Ethics Commission
- Arkansas Secretary of State's Office
- Initiative & Referendum Institute (University of Southern California)
- Initiatives and Referenda - The Encyclopedia of Arkansas History and Culture
- Election Results for Past Arkansas Ballot Issues
- Voter Turnout by County (2020)
- Voter Turnout by County (2018)
- Voter Turnout by County (2016)