Arkansas Legislative Authorization to Submit Up to Eight Ballot Measures, Proposed Amendment 54 (1968)

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The Arkansas Legislative Authorization to Submit Up to Eight Ballot Measures Amendment, also known as Proposed Amendment 54, appeared as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment in Arkansas where it was defeated on the ballot on November 5, 1968.[1]

This amendment would have authorized the Arkansas General Assembly to submit up to eight measures to be placed on state ballots.

Election results

Arkansas Proposed Amendment 54 (1968)
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No244,43155.28%
Yes 197,747 44.72%

Official results via: Arkansas Secretary of State

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[2]

An Amendment to Section 22 of Article XIX of the Constitution of the State of Arkansas authorizing either branch of the General Assembly at any Session held not less than 4 months prior to a General Election to propose not more than eight Amendments to the Arkansas Constitution, the first four of which shall have received at least a majority vote and not more than four additional such Amendments which must receive not less than two-thirds votes of the membership of each House of the General Assembly and providing for publication of such proposed Amendments in at least one newspaper in each County for four months preceding such General Election at which same will be submitted to the electors for approval or rejection. Each Amendment must be so submitted as to enable the electors to vote on each Amendment separately. [3]

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  1. Arkansas Secretary of State, "Initiatives and Amendments 1938-2010"
  2. Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research. REFERENDA AND PRIMARY ELECTION MATERIALS [Computer file]. ICPSR ed. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [producer and distributor], 1995. doi:10.3886/ICPSR00006.v1
  3. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.