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With 71.1% of precincts reporting, Arkansas voters have approved constitutional amendments regarding sales tax and state legislature term limits, and rejected an amendment that would have introduced greater barriers to citizen initiative petitions.

Issue 1:

Voters have voted yes on Issue 1 on the Arkansas ballot, which will make permanent a .5% sales tax which was implemented in 2012. It was set to expire in 2023. The funds raised by the tax support public transportation, roads, bridges, and other transportation related projects in the state. With 71.1% of precincts reporting 55.2% of voters voted yes.

For more information on Issue 1, see The Arkansas Traveler’s Ballot Issue Guide.

Issue 2:

Arkansas voters have voted yes on Issue 2, which will alter term limits for state legislators. With 71.1% of precincts reporting 55.1% of voters voted yes.

To learn more about the changes made by the passage of Issue 2, The Arkansas Traveler’s Ballot Issue Guide.

Issue 3:

Arkansas voters have rejected Issue 3, which would have altered the process for getting citizen initiative constitutional amendments on the ballot. With 71.1% of precincts reporting 56% of voters voted no.

To learn more about the changes that would have been made by the passage of Issue 3, see The Arkansas Traveler’s Ballot Issue Guide.

Raegan Holland is the lifestyles editor for The Arkansas Traveler, where she previously worked as a staff reporter.

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