UACES Facebook Facts about Arkansas Ballot Issue 1 | 2018 Arkansas Ballot Issues

Issue 1 - An Amendment Concerning Civil Lawsuits and the Powers of the General Assembly and Supreme Court to Adopt Court Rules 

Know before you vote

On Election Day, you will see only the popular name (shown above) and title of each ballot issue proposal. Want to see the rest of the proposal? Here's a link to the complete text of Issue 1

Check back in September for our FAQ information sheet showing what a "yes" or "no" vote means as well as what supporters and opponents say the proposal would do. We'll also post a short video describing the ballot issue. 

How did this issue get on the ballot?

Arkansas senators and representatives voted last year to put Issue 1 on the Nov. 6, 2018 ballot for voters to decide.

On July 12, 2018, a lawsuit was filed in an attempt to remove Issue 1 from the November ballot. The lawsuit is working its way through the court system and a ruling will be made before Election Day. You can read the lawsuit here.

Who is supporting or opposing this measure?

Opponents and supporters that spend money to campaign on this issue are required to register with the Arkansas Ethics Commission as a ballot or legislative question committee. Visit the Commission's website to view these filings, which include names of people behind a group and how much money has been raised or spent. 

Multiple groups have filed with the Arkansas Ethics Commission to financially support or oppose Issue 1. These groups include:



 Arkansas Trucking Association

 Defending Your Day in Court

 Arkansas Medical Society

 Protect AR Families

 Arkansans for Jobs and Justice

 Liberty Defense Network

 Pulaski County Medical Society

 Family Council Action Committee

 Arkansas Health Care Association


 Arkansas Hospital Association