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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 www.uaex.uada.edu/ballot.
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!
1/3 cup of canned pumpkin
1 cup fat-free vanilla yogurt
½ teaspoon of cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice
Makes – 4 servings
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 ChairThe Cooperative Extension ServiceU of A System Division of Agriculture
Media Contact: Jean Ince County Extension Agent - Staff ChairU of A Division of AgricultureCooperative Extension Service421 N. Main St, Nashville AR 71852 (870) 845-7517 email@example.com
The Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative
action institution. If you require a reasonable accommodation to participate or need
materials in another format, please contact your County Extension office (or other
appropriate office) as soon as possible. Dial 711 for Arkansas Relay. The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture offers all its Extension
and Research programs to all eligible persons without regard to race, color, sex,
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