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Arkansas voters reject constitutional amendment to raise ballot initiative approval threshold

BY: - November 9, 2022

A proposed amendment to the Arkansas Constitution that would have made it harder to pass future ballot initiatives failed by a wide margin Tuesday. Issue 2 would have increased the threshold for passing constitutional amendments and initiated acts, referred to voters by both the Arkansas Legislature and through citizen-led petitions, from a simple majority to […]

Issue 2: Should Arkansas make it more difficult to pass laws at the ballot box?

BY: - October 28, 2022

A proposed amendment to the Arkansas Constitution would make it harder to pass future ballot initiatives. Supporters of Issue 2 on the Nov. 8 ballot say constitutional changes need a certain amount of public support, while opponents say the current system gives Arkansans the voice they deserve. Issue 2 would increase the threshold for passing […]