Arkansas ballot initiative may extend terms of county officials
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas: Supporters of a proposed initiated constitutional amendment to the Arkansas Constitution that, if enacted, will extend the terms of county officials from two to four years, may start circulating their petition for signatures now that Dustin McDaniel, Arkansas Attorney General, has certified a ballot title for the measure.
The measure is supported by a group called Sheriffs for Four-Year Terms Committee, which in turn is supported by the Arkansas Sheriffs Association. They have until July 2, 2010 to collect 74,468 signatures to qualify the measure for the November 2010 ballot in Arkansas.
If the measure passes, it will extend the length of terms for county sheriffs, county judges, county clerks, circuit clerks, county treasurers, county collectors of taxes, county assessors, county coroners, county surveyors and constables.