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LWV Of Arkansas

Community Leaders

Bonnie Miller, President

League ID

AR000

Phone

(501) 563-6734

Stories from Around the State

This article was originally published by Public News Service.

Ahead of the general election on November 8, there's an urgent push for voter registration in Arkansas.
 

LWV of the United States joined partners in filing an amicus brief in support of plaintiffs in a trio of U.S. Supreme Court cases challenging the imposition of work requirements on Medicaid recipients.  

LWV of Arkansas filed a lawsuit in federal court asking that the state offer a notice and cure process for voters whose ballots are marked for rejection due to signature-related issues.

A federal judge ruled in Miller v. Thurston that 150,000 signatures collected for a ballot measure that would create an independent redistricting commission in the state were invalid.

LWV of Arkansas filed a lawsuit seeking to reinstate the Arkansas Voters First ballot initiative calling for a constitutional amendment establishing a fair, citizen-led redistricting process on the November ballot.

The coronavirus outbreak has caused disruption for redistricting reform in states where groups have attempted to use the ballot initative process to reform the redistricting process.