Arkansas Approves All Three Ballot Issues


Arkansans strongly backed all three of the constitutional amendments that made this year’s ballot, which were measures requiring voters to show ID at the polls, raise the state minimum wage standards to $11 an hour and turning the Natural State’s low-key gaming operations into a high-stakes, tax revenue-generating gambling enterprise.

With most precincts reporting, the votes cast “for” Issues No. 2, 4 and 5 on the mid-term ballot were enough to push all three ballot initiatives toward victories late Tuesday night, according to the Arkansas Secretary of State’s Office.

Issue 2, a constitutional proposal that would require voters to present a photo ID at the ballot box, garnered nearly 80% of the 590,000 votes that were cast “for” the measure that Republican lawmakers proposed as a necessary electoral safeguard.   MORE

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