UA Public Policy Center releases voter guide for 2020 ballot issues

The election is right around the corner, and soon, voters will be asked to weigh in on several local, statewide, and national races when they head to the polls on Nov. 3.

Ballots include votes on three Arkansas issues this year, and the Public Policy Center at the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture has created a handy guide to help voters make a more informed choice at the polls.

The self-described “unbiased, research-based guide” examines everything from how an issue gets on the ballot, to the ballot titles, what a for/against vote means for each of the issues to be considered in Arkansas this year, as well as what supporters and those opposed are are saying about the proposals.

The guide also includes a worksheet voters can use to make their own notes on each of the seven issues.

Voters will consider issues dealing with a 0.5% state sales tax for roads, bridges, and other surface transportation; a change in General Assembly term limits; and changes to the way citizen initiatives get on the ballot.

A list of each of the three issues is included below, a voter guide can be downloaded in its entirety at

For more information about the guide, contact the Public Policy Center at 501-671-2299, or send an email to [email protected].

2020 Arkansas Ballot Issues

Issue No. 1
0.5% Sales Tax for State Highways and Bridges, County Roads, City Streets, Bridges, and Other Surface Transportation. More info on Issue No. 1.

Issue No. 2
Changing General Assembly Term Limits and Allowing Re-Election Upon A Break In Service. More info on Issue No. 2.

Issue No. 3
Changing Arkansas’ Citizen Initiative Process, Votes Required for Legislative Proposals, and Publication Requirements. More info on Issue No. 3.

2020 Arkansas Ballot Issue Video