Arkansas Charity Bingo and Raffles, Amendment 1 (2006)

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Arkansas Amendment 1, also known as the Allow Bingo and Raffles by Charitable Organizations Act appeared on the November 7, 2006 election ballot in Arkansas as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved.[1]

Election results

Charity Bingo and Raffles
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 503,216 68.9%
No226,84431.1%

Text of measure

The language that appeared on the ballot:

A constitutional amendment providing that bingo and raffles, if conducted by authorized organizations (defined as nonprofit religious, educational, veterals, fraternal, service, civic, medical, volunteer rescue, volunteer fire, and volunteer police organizations), shall not be constitutionally prohibited as a lottery, provided the organization has been in existence for five years and the net receipts are used only for charitable, religious, or philanthropic purposes.

Campaign finance

Donors to the campaign for the measure:[2]

  • Arkansas CMTE: $3,441
  • Total: $3,441

Donors to the campaign against the measure:

  • Arkansas CMTE for Ethical Policy: $9,475
  • Total: $9,475
  • Overall Total: $12,916

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