The amendment needed 78,133 signatures to make the ballot in November; the initial count was well over 84,000.
The Secretary of State’s Office is now moving to the signature verification stage. Meeting the initial count qualifies the petition sponsor for an additional 30 days to collect signatures, to compensate for any that may not qualify during the signature verification process.
Once signatures are verified, the proposed amendment will be place on the ballot for the General Election.
An Act To Increase the Arkansas Minimum Wage is still being counted to see if they have enough signatures to make their initial count.
(courtesy KARK, Little Rock)
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