Election aftermath: Rare off-year Arkansas measure overwhelmingly approved

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November 8, 2011


By Al Ortiz

LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas: The one Arkansas ballot measure voted on this year has passed with flying colors. The proposed retail project question was approved with 81.8% approval as of 11:31 p.m. CST. At that time, 89% of state counties had reported their final results.

The measure will now authorize local areas, cities and counties, to create special economic districts and issue bonds for retail projects in the state. Originally set to be on the 2012 statewide ballot, it was placed on the November 8, 2011 special election ballot by Arkansas Governor Mike Beebe after signing a proclamation around August 29, 2011. Odd-numbered year ballot measures have been virtually non-existent in the state.

Unofficial election results will be updated here. Final numbers will be reported by November 9, 2011.
Arkansas Retail Project Question
Approveda Yes 58,981 81.80%

Source: Arkansas Secretary of State - 67 of 75 - 89% of counties reporting

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