2012 Ballot Measure Election Results:Arkansas
By Josh Altic
Out of the 5 measures on the ballot, three were approved, and the remaining two prevented from effect due to litigation.
Read below for a rundown of results for the five issues that were on the Arkansas 2012 general election ballot and stay tuned for more developments on Ballotpedia's page for Arkansas 2012 ballot measures.
This legislatively-referred constitutional amendment measure implemented a half-percent sales tax in the state. The revenue generated from the tax will be used to pay for a four-lane highway system statewide.
According to the Arkansas TV News Outlet Issue 1 was passed with 58% voting yes and 42% voting no. Election results are not yet official, as a canvassing of the results will not be done until later this month.
This measure, is a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment authorizing cities and counties to create districts within that county for redevelopment projects. The measure was authored and sponsored by Arkansas State Senator Jake C. Files during the state's legislative session
Issue 2 was said by Arkansas TV News Outlet to have been approved with 57% voting yes and 43% voting no. Election results are not yet official, as a canvassing of the results will not be done until later this month.
Issue 3 & 4
Issue 3 is an initiated constitutional amendment that would have allowed 24-hour casinos in seven state counties. The proposal was introduced by Michael Wasserman, a Texas businessman who owns Arkansas Hotels and Entertainment Inc. His company would have both owned and operated the casinos, which would have been located in the counties of Sebastian, Pulaski, Garland, Miller, Crittenden, Boone and Jefferson.
The votes on these issues were not tabulated because of litigation.
For further details and developments follow Ballotpedia's article on these Issues.
An initiated state statute, Issue 5, allows the use of marijuana by people who choose to use it for medical purposes. Those who choose to use it for medical purposes would be free from legal penalty.
Arkansas TV News Outlet shows Issue 5 was narrowly passed with 51% voting yes and 49% voting no. Election results are not yet official, as a canvassing of the results will not be done until later this month.
For further developments and information look at Ballotpedia's page for Arkansas 2012 ballot measures.
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