Passing of Issue 1 on Arkansas Ballot Affects County Officials
The 2016 election offered a varied array of issues on the Arkansas ballot, but Issue 1 is of particular interest to us and our clients. Here is a brief summary of Issue 1, from the University of Arkansas Cooperative Extensive Service.
Voters were asked to approve several changes to the Arkansas Constitution. Issue 1 will:
- Allow four-year terms for certain elected county officials, including county assessors.
- Prevent certain elected county officials from also being appointed or elected to a civil office.
- Allow unopposed candidates to be elected without their name appearing on the ballot; and
- Define what “infamous crime” means in regards to who is not allowed to hold an elected position.
Issue 1 passed during the general election held on November 8.
Here are the official results from the Arkansas Secretary of State’s website.
ACT would like to congratulate all of the newly elected and re-elected county assessors.