Attorney General Certification

The Attorney General is responsible for reviewing the language and titles of potential ballot issues submitted to voters by the public. Ballot issue groups can circulate petitions only after the Attorney General verifies that the ballot title and popular name honestly, intelligibly and fairly describe the purpose of the proposed constitutional amendment or act.

The following are recent Attorney General opinions regarding potential ballot issues:

Ballot proposals rejected

None since the December 2018 ne wsletter .

Proposals approved for signature gathering

Oct. 26, 2018 - An Amendment to Establish the Arkansas Citizens' Redistricting Commission - A proposal seeking to change how Arkansas' congressional and state legislative districts are established was approved with a cautionary note that the proposal's subject matter was complex and far reaching, according to Opinion No. 2018-135 . This complexity could lead to a ballot title challenge, the opinion stated. David Couch of Little Rock submitted the measure.