Issue 2 - A Constitutional Amendment to Allow the Governor to Retain His or Her Powers and Duties When Absent From the State
Arkansas voters approved Issue 2 on Nov. 8, 2016
Know before you vote - Issue 2 fact sheet
Find out what supporters and opponents say about the issue by downloading the 2016 Arkansas Ballot Issues Voter Guide. The guide includes a handy reference sheet to help you remember your choices when it comes time to vote.
On Election Day, you will see only the popular name and title of each proposal. Want to read the rest of it? Here's a link to the complete text of Issue 2, otherwise known as Senate Joint Resolution 2.
Watch our specialist explain the facts of Issue 2 in the video below.
What's being proposed?
The phrase “absence from the state” would be deleted from Amendment 6 to the Arkansas Constitution, meaning the governor remains in charge when he or she leaves the state for another state or country.
How did this issue get on the ballot?
Arkansas senators and representatives decided last year to put Issue 2 on the 2016 ballot for voters to decide.
Who is supporting or opposing this measure?
Opponents and supporters that spend money to campaign are required to register with the Arkansas Ethics Commission as a ballot or legislative question committee. Visit the Commission's website to view these filings, which include names of people behind a group and how much money has been raised or spent.
Arkansas for Free Enterprise has filed with the Arkansas Ethics Commission to support Issue 2.