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Ballot Issues are Available at Extension Office

Free guide to this year's ballot issues available at Extension Office in Howard County Courthouse.

Nashville, Ark. – Early voting for the November General Election starts on October 24. This year on the ballot there will be four issues to vote on. To help you make an informed decision regarding the ballot issues, the Public Policy Center at the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture has prepared a neutral, research-based guide to the 2022 Arkansas Ballot Issues.

This free guide is available to anyone wanting to learn more about the issues that will appear on the ballot. This resource provides a detail description of each of the proposed constitutional amendments on the ballot. Extension’s voter guide breaks down the legal language, includes supporter and opponent statements and shows you what the ballot title looks like before you show up on Election Day.

The guide is currently available at the Howard County Courthouse, the Howard County Extension Office, the Howard County Extension Homemakers Educational Center and the Howard County Library. They are also available at the Farmer’s Co-op in Dierks and in Umpire at the store. You can also read the guide by going to

            There are four issues on the ballot. A summary of each:

            Issue 1 is a constitutional amendment that would give state legislators the same authority as the governor to call themselves into special session and to set the agenda.

            Issue 2 is a constitutional amendment that would require 60% voter approval for any future constitutional amendment or citizen-initiated state law on the ballot. Currently, statewide ballot issues require a simple majority or over 50% voter approval.

            Issue 3 is the Arkansas Religious Freedom Amendment. It would add language to the Arkansas Constitution prohibiting state and local governments from burdening the practice of religion unless the government shows there is a compelling reason to do so and acts in the least restrictive way.

            Issue 4 is the Arkansas Adult Use Cannabis Amendment. If passed, it would allow adults 21 and older to legally possess 1 ounce of marijuana for non-medical purposes. It would set up a licensing system for a limited number of businesses to grow and sell marijuana for recreational purposes, among other things.

 Again, the Public Policy Center with U of A System Division of Agriculture has outlined each of the issues in an easy-to-read format. If you have any questions on how to get a copy of the booklet, contact the Howard County Extension Service at 870-845-7517 or visit our office located on the second floor of the courthouse.

Recipe of the Week

Fall has arrived and nothing heralds in this time of the year better than pumpkins, apples and pears. They are in season, which means they are at their peak of flavor and low in cost. Pumpkins are high in vitamin A. This recipe is great for parties or as a nutritious snack. It is easy to make and tastes delicious!

Pumpkin Dip

  • 1/3 cup of canned pumpkin

  • 1 cup fat-free vanilla yogurt

  • ½ teaspoon of cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice

    1. Mix all ingredients in a bowl.
    2. Dip in apples, pears, or graham crackers!

    Makes – 4 servings

  1. One serving equals ¼ cup dip and ½ apple or pear.

    Calories – 100, Fat – 0, Fiber – 3g, 10% Daily Value of Calcium, 60% Daily Value of Vitamin A and 6% Daily Value of Vitamin C


By Jean Ince
County Extension Agent - Staff Chair
The Cooperative Extension Service
U of A System Division of Agriculture

Media Contact: Jean Ince
County Extension Agent - Staff Chair
U of A Division of Agriculture
Cooperative Extension Service
421 N. Main St, Nashville AR 71852
(870) 845-7517


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