LITTLE ROCK – ACLU of Arkansas executive director Rita Sklar issued the following statement regarding the passage of Issue 2.
"We opposed this amendment because we've seen first-hand how these laws make it harder for low-income and elderly Arkansans to vote, without doing anything to increase the security or integrity of our elections. A similar law disenfranchised 1,240 lawfully registered Arkansas voters whose votes were not counted in the 2014 primary and two special elections. The passage of this amendment makes it even more important that Arkansas legislators work to strengthen and expand voting rights in the 2019 legislative session with sensible, bipartisan reforms like automatic voter registration. The ACLU of Arkansas will remain vigilant in our efforts to protect access to the ballot and make sure every eligible voter can make their voice heard."