Article 3, Arkansas Constitution
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- 2 Section 2
- 3 Section 3
- 4 Section 4
- 5 Section 5
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- 7 Section 7
- 8 Section 8
- 9 Section 9
- 10 Section 10
- 11 Section 11
- 12 Section 12
- 13 See also
- 14 External links
- 15 Additional reading
- 16 References
| Text of Section 1:
Qualifications of Electors
Except as otherwise provided by this Constitution, any person may vote in an election in this state who is:
(1) A citizen of the United States;
(2) A resident of the State of Arkansas;
(3) At least eighteen (18) years of age; and
(4) Lawfully registered to vote in the election.
- Constitutional Amendment 8, which was added on November, 1920.
- Arkansas Voting and Elections, Proposed Constitutional Amendment 1 (2008)
| Text of Section 2:
Right of Suffrage
Elections shall be free and equal. No power, civil or military, shall ever interfere to prevent the free exercise of the right of suffrage; nor shall any law be enacted whereby such right shall be impaired or forfeited, except for the commission of a felony, upon lawful conviction thereof.
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| Text of Section 4:
Privilege of Electors from Arrest
Electors shall, in all cases (except treason, felony and breach of the peace,) be privileged from arrest during their attendance at elections, and going to and from the same.
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| Text of Section 6:
Violation of Election Laws - Penalty
Any persons who shall be convicted of fraud, bribery, or other willful and corrupt violation of any election law of this State, shall be adjudged guilty of a felony, and disqualified from holding any office of trust or profit in this State.
| Text of Section 7:
Soldiers and Sailors - Residence - Voting Rights
No soldier, sailor, or marine, in the military or naval service of the United States, shall acquire a residence by reason of being stationed on duty in this State.
| Text of Section 8:
Time of Holding Elections
The general elections shall be held biennially, on the days and at times fixed by the General Assembly.
| Text of Section 9:
Testimony in Election Contest - Self-Incrimination
In trials of contested elections and in proceedings for the investigation of elections, no person shall be permitted to withhold his testimony on the ground that it may criminate himself or subject him to public infamy: but such testimony shall not be used against him in any judicial proceeding, except for perjury in giving such testimony.
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The General Assembly shall determine the qualifications of an election officer.
| Text of Section 11:
Votes to Be Counted
If the officers of any election shall unlawfully refuse or fail to receive, count, or return the vote or ballot of any qualified elector, such vote or ballot shall nevertheless be counted upon the trial of any contests arising out of said election.
| Text of Section 12:
Elections by Representative - Viva Voce Vote
All elections by persons acting in a representative capacity shall be viva voce.
- State constitution
- Constitutional article
- Constitutional amendment
- Constitutional revision
- Constitutional convention
- Cash, Marie. "Arkansas Achieves Statehood.” Arkansas Historical Quarterly 2 (December 1943): 292.
- Goss, Kay C. (1993) The Arkansas State Constitution: A Reference Guide. Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Press.
- Civil War Helena, "The Constitution of 1868"
- Ledbetter, Jr., Cal, "The Constitution of 1868: Conqueror's Constitution or Constitutional Continuity?" in The Arkansas Historical Quarterly
- Link by section to full text of Article III
- Text of Article 3 Section 1
- Text of Amendment 8 (dead link)
- Text of Article 3 Section 2
- Text of Article 3 Section 3
- Text of Article 3 Section 4
- Text of Article 3 Section 5
- Text of Article 3 Section 6
- Text of Article 3 Section 7
- Text of Article 3 Section 8
- Text of Article 3 Section 9
- Text of Article 3 Section 10
- Text of Article 3 Section 11
- Text of Article 3 Section 12
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