Arkansas state legislative districts

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There are a total of 135 seats in the Arkansas State Legislature. 117 or 118 seats, 17 or 18 in the Arkansas State Senate and all 100 in the Arkansas House of Representatives, are up for election every two years.

Chambers

Senate

The Arkansas State Senate is the upper house of the Arkansas General Assembly. There are 35 state senators; each represents an average of 83,312 residents, as of the 2010 Census.[1] After the 2000 Census, each member represented 76,383 residents.[2] Arkansas senators are subject to term limits of no more than two four-year terms.[3] Service in the state legislature is part-time.

House

The Arkansas House of Representatives is the lower house of the Arkansas State Legislature. The House of Representatives consists of 100 members elected from 100 districts, which are apportioned on a one-person, one-vote basis. Each member represents an average of 29,159 residents, as of the 2010 Census.[4] After the 2000 Census, each member represented approximately 26,734 residents.[5] The House convenes in regular session on the second Monday in January of every odd-numbered year to begin the legislative session.

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Qualifications

Article 5, Section 4 of the Arkansas Constitution states: No person shall be a Senator or Representative who, at the time of his election, is not a citizen of the United States, nor any one who has not been for two years next preceding his election, a resident of this State, and for one year next preceding his election, a resident of the county or district whence he may be chosen. Senators shall be at least twenty-five years of age, and Representatives at least twenty-one years of age.

Vacancies

See also: How vacancies are filled in state legislatures

If there is a vacancy in the Senate, the Governor must call for a special election in order to fill the vacancy. The election must be called by the Governor without delay.[6] For all special elections in the Senate, the county that first established the district is responsible for conducting the election.[7]

All special elections must be held on the Second Tuesday of each month. The only other dates an election can be held if the second Tuesday of the month falls on a legal holiday or is in June during an even-numbered year.[8]

Term limits

See also: State legislatures with term limits

The Arkansas legislature is one of 15 state legislatures with term limits. Voters enacted the Arkansas Term Limits Initiative in 1992. That initiative said that Arkansas senators are subject to term limits of no more than two four-year terms.

The first year that the term limits enacted in 1992 impacted the ability of incumbents to run for office was in 2000.[3]

Salaries

See also: Comparison of state legislative salaries

As of 2013, members of the Arkansas legislature are paid $15,869 per year. They are also given per diem of $136 per day (in voucher form) plus mileage tied to the federal rate.[9]

Districts

These are links to every district in the Arkansas State Senate.

Arkansas State Senate District 1
Arkansas State Senate District 2
Arkansas State Senate District 3
Arkansas State Senate District 4
Arkansas State Senate District 5
Arkansas State Senate District 6
Arkansas State Senate District 7
Arkansas State Senate District 8
Arkansas State Senate District 9
Arkansas State Senate District 10
Arkansas State Senate District 11
Arkansas State Senate District 12
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Arkansas State Senate District 15
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Arkansas State Senate District 17
Arkansas State Senate District 18
Arkansas State Senate District 19
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Arkansas State Senate District 30
Arkansas State Senate District 31
Arkansas State Senate District 32
Arkansas State Senate District 33
Arkansas State Senate District 34
Arkansas State Senate District 35

Qualifications

Article 5, Section 4 of the Arkansas Constitution states: No person shall be a Senator or Representative who, at the time of his election, is not a citizen of the United States, nor any one who has not been for two years next preceding his election, a resident of this State, and for one year next preceding his election, a resident of the county or district whence he may be chosen. Senators shall be at least twenty-five years of age, and Representatives at least twenty-one years of age.

Vacancies

See also: How vacancies are filled in state legislatures

If there is a vacancy in the Senate, the Governor must call for a special election in order to fill the vacancy. The election must be called by the Governor without delay.[10] For all special elections in the Senate, the county that first established the district is responsible for conducting the election.[11]

All special elections must be held on the Second Tuesday of each month. The only other dates an election can be held if the second Tuesday of the month falls on a legal holiday or is in June during an even-numbered year.[12]

Term limits

See also: State legislatures with term limits

The Arkansas legislature is one of 15 state legislatures with term limits. Voters enacted the Arkansas Term Limits Initiative in 1992. That initiative said that Arkansas representatives are subject to term limits of no more than three two-year terms.

The first year that the term limits enacted in 1992 impacted the ability of incumbents to run for office was in 2000.[3]

Salaries

See also: Comparison of state legislative salaries

As of 2013, members of the Arkansas legislature are paid $15,869 per year. They are also given per diem of $136 per day (in voucher form) plus mileage tied to the federal rate.[13]

Districts

These are links to every district in the Arkansas House of Representatives.

Arkansas House of Representatives District 1
Arkansas House of Representatives District 2
Arkansas House of Representatives District 3
Arkansas House of Representatives District 4
Arkansas House of Representatives District 5
Arkansas House of Representatives District 6
Arkansas House of Representatives District 7
Arkansas House of Representatives District 8
Arkansas House of Representatives District 9
Arkansas House of Representatives District 10
Arkansas House of Representatives District 11
Arkansas House of Representatives District 12
Arkansas House of Representatives District 13
Arkansas House of Representatives District 14
Arkansas House of Representatives District 15
Arkansas House of Representatives District 16
Arkansas House of Representatives District 17
Arkansas House of Representatives District 18
Arkansas House of Representatives District 19
Arkansas House of Representatives District 20
Arkansas House of Representatives District 21
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Arkansas House of Representatives District 28
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Arkansas House of Representatives District 30
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Arkansas House of Representatives District 32
Arkansas House of Representatives District 33
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Arkansas House of Representatives District 35
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