Issue 3 - Arkansas Term Limits Amendment
Issue 3 has been struck from the ballot. Votes will not be counted.
The Arkansas Supreme Court ruled Oct. 19 that there were technical errors with petition
pages containing voter signatures. Without those signatures, the supporters of Issue
3 did not have enough valid voter signatures to place Issue 3 on the statewide ballot
for a vote. Read the court opinion.
Know before you vote
On Election Day, you will see only the popular name and title of each proposal. Want to read the rest of it? Here's a link to the complete text of Issue 3.
Watch our specialists explain Issue 3 in the video below.
How did Issue 3 get on the ballot?
More than 84,859 Arkansas voters signed a petition to put the proposed constitutional amendment on the ballot.
How was Issue 3 "removed" from the ballot?
On Sept. 5, 2018, a lawsuit was filed with the Arkansas Supreme Court in an attempt to remove Issue 3 from the November ballot. The lawsuit stated that there were flaws with paperwork filed by petition canvassers, which should have disqualified several thousand voter signatures. If the signatures were disqualified, Issue 3 would not have the 84,859 valid signatures required to be placed on the ballot. You can read the lawsuit here.
Because the ruling came after ballots have been printed and voting machines have been programmed, you may still see Issue 3 physically appear on your ballot. However, votes cast for or against will not be counted.
Who is supporting or opposing this measure?
Supporters and opponents that spend money to campaign 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 3. These groups include: