Arkansas Congressional Term Limits, Amendment 9 (1996)

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Arkansas Amendment 9, also known as the Congressional Term Limits Act was on the November 5, 1996 election ballot in Arkansas as an initiated constitutional amendment, where it was approved.[1]

Election results

Congressional Term Limits
Approveda Yes 448,938 61.2%

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The language that appeared on the ballot said:

An amendment to the Arkansas Constitution concerning congressional term limits, and in connection therewith, specifying a proposed amendment to the US Constitution that limits US Senators to two terms, former and incumbent US Senators to one additional term, US Representatives to three terms, and former and incumbent US Representatives to two additional terms; instructing all elected officials to vote in favor of said term limits amendment; placing on appropriate ballots theinformation "DISREGARDED VOTER INSTRUCTION ON TERM LIMITS" next to the name of an incumbent US Senator or Representative when such person fails to take specified actions in support of said term limits amendment; allowing non-incumbent candidates for US and State Senator and Representative an opportunity to take a pledge in support of said term limits amendment; placing on the appropriate ballots the information "DECLINED TO PLEDGE TO SUPPORT TERM LIMITS" next to the name of a non-incumbent candidate who has not signed such pledge.

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