November 4, 2020 •
Arkansas Voters Approve Legislative Term Limits Amendment
On November 3, voters in Arkansas approved a constitutional amendment to impose term limits for state legislators.
Issue 2 creates term limits of 12 consecutive years for state legislators with the opportunity to return after a four-year break.
Arkansas previously had a 16-year lifetime term limit for state legislators.
The 12-year limit will apply to anyone elected in 2021 or after.
Those first elected to the legislature before 2021 will keep the state’s existing term limit of 16 years, but they will be eligible to run for election again after four years.
As of 7:00 a.m. November 4, with more than 95% of the precincts reporting, the amendment passed 55.4% to 44.6%.
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