Arkansans head to the polls to cast their ballots in the 2018 midterm elections today. So we've decided to compile a list of candidates, ballot measures and more.
Tuesday, Oct. 9 was the deadline to register to vote in the midterms.
Early voting began on Monday, Oct. 22. Polls were open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday, and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday.
Voting for the election will open on Tuesday, Nov. 6 and polls will stay open from 7:30 a.m. until 7:30 p.m. To check your registration and polling location, click here. For early voting locations in Pulaski County, click here.
For Arkansas Voter ID Laws, click here.
All bus rides on Rock Region METRO are free on election day, Tuesday, Nov. 6.
Issue 1: An Amendment Concerning Civil Lawsuits and the Powers of the General Assembly and Supreme Court to Adopt Court Rules
Not currently on the ballot, this proposed amendment would prohibit attorney fees to exceed 33 1/3 percent of the money granted in a civil lawsuit, limit the amount awarded in lawsuits for personal injury, property damage, or wrongful death.
It would also allow legislators in the General Assembly to change the percentage and punitive damages limits by a two-thirds vote of each house without another vote.
A Pulaski County judge ruled that the issue be removed from the ballot. The Arkansas Supreme Court ruled that Issue 1 stay off the ballot.
Issue 2: A Constitutional Amendment Adding as a Qualification to Vote that a Voter Present Certain Valid Photographic Identification When Casting a Ballot in Person or Casting an Absentee Ballot
This measure would amend Article 3 of the Arkansas Constitution, which states that residents of the state must meet certain qualifications to vote.
The biggest change would be that Arkansans must present a valid photo ID to vote. If passed, legislators would decide what photo ID residents would use to vote.
It would also require the state to issue an ID "at no charge" to someone who doesn't have a photo ID that meets the requirements. If a voter can't present valid ID they will fill out a provisional ballot and must follow certain steps to certify the ballot.
The measure would also allow legislators to provide "exceptions" to the requirement that voters show a photo ID.
Issue 3: Arkansas Term Limits Amendment
It would limit terms in the House to three two-year terms and a person can only serve six years total. In the Senate, the terms would be limited to two four-year terms and a person can only serve eight years.
If passed, legislators would only be able to serve 10 years in the Arkansas General Assembly.
This change would be in effect for all legislators after January 1993, but allow legislators to finish their term even if they exceed the 10-year term limit.
The amendment would also forbid lawmakers from changing term limits by proposing amendments to the state's constitution.
A lawsuit was filed in September to remove the ballot measure from the November election and the Arkansas Supreme Court ruled it be removed.
Issue 4: An Amendment to Require Four Licenses to be Issued for Casino Gaming at Casinos
This amendment would allow four casinos in the state in four different counties (Jefferson County, Pope County, Garland County, and Crittenden County)
Two lawsuits were filed in September looking to remove the issue from the ballot. On October 11, the Arkansas Supreme Court ruled that Issue 4 will remain on the ballot.
Issue 5: An Act to Increase the Arkansas Minimum Wage
This proposal would increase the minimum wage to $11 per hour by 2021. In 2019, it would be raised to $9.25 per hour. In 2020, it would become $10 per hour until ending at $11 per hour in 2021.
A similar ballot issue passed with 66 percent of the vote in 2014, which incrementally raised the minimum wage from $6.25 per hour to $8.50 per hour in 2017. It was the first time a wage increase was on the ballot in Arkansas.
In a written statement, Governor Asa Hutchinson told Northwest Arkansas Democrat Gazette that he wouldn't vote for Issue 5. He said it would be a "job killer for our youth particularly."
A lawsuit has been filed to remove Issue 5 from the ballot before November, but the Arkansas Supreme Court ruled that it remain on the ballot.
Arkansas gubernatorial election
Governor Asa Hutchinson (R) (incumbent)
Jared Henderson (D)
Mark West (L)
Lt. Gov. Tim Griffin (R) (incumbent)
Anthony Bland (D)
Frank Gilbert (L)
Attorney General Leslie Rutledge (R) (incumbent)
Mike Lee (D)
Kerry Hicks (L)
Secretary of State
John Thurston (R)
Susan Inman (D)
Christopher Olson (L)
Commissioner of State Lands
Tommy Land (R)
Larry Williams (D)
TJ Campbell (L)
U.S. House of Representatives
Rep. Rick Crawford (R) (incumbent)
Chintan Desai (D)
Elvis Presley (L)
Rep. French Hill (R) (incumbent)
Clarke Tucker (D)
Joe Ryne Swafford (L)
Rep. Steve Womack (R) (incumbent)
Josh Mahony (D)
Michael Kalagais (L)
Jason Tate (write-in)
Rep. Bruce Westerman (R) (incumbent)
Hayden Shamel (D)
Tom Canada (L)
Susan Ann Martin (write-in)
Arkansas State Senate
Sen. Cecile Bledsoe (R) (incumbent)
Jon Comstock (D)
Dawn Clemence (R)
Rep. Greg Leding (D)
Rep. Bob Ballinger (R)
Jim Wallace (D)
Lee Evans (L)
Rep. Mathew Pitsch (R)
William Whitfield Hyman (L)
Sen. Larry Teague (D) (incumbent)
Bobbi Hicks (L)
Sen. Bill Sample (R) (incumbent)
Michael Colgrove (D)
Sen. Scott Flippo (R) (incumbent)
Kevin Vornheder (L)
Rep. James Sturch (R)
Susi Epperson (D)
Rep. Kim Hammer (R)
Melissa Fults (D)
Sen. Jason Rapert (R) (incumbent)
Arkansas House of Representatives
Wade Andrews (R)
Rep. David Fielding (D) (incumbent)
Ricky Lattimore (R)
Don Glover (D)
Rep. Mark McElroy (I) (incumbent)
Jason Dobson (R)
Rep. Chris Richey (D) (incumbent)
Rep. Vivian Flowers (D) (incumbent)
Gregory Maxwell (L)
Rep. Richard Womack (R) (incumbent)
Morgan L. Wiles (D)
Rep. Justin Gonzales (R) (incumbent)
Jeremy Ross (D)
Rep. Marcus Richmond (R) (incumbent)
Stele Wayne James (D)
Rep. Mickey Gates (R) (incumbent)
Kevin Roger (D)
Rep. Bruce Cozart (R) (incumbent)
Kallen Peret (D)
J. Kent Percefull (I)
Rep. Laurie Rushing (R) (incumbent)
Alan Hughes (D)
Jasen Kelly (R)
Dustin Parsons (D)
Rep. Fred Allen (D) (incumbent)
Mitchell Fenton (L)
Rep. Andy Davis (R) (incumbent)
Randy Haun (D)
Rep. Jim Sorvillo (R) (incumbent)
Jess Mallett (D)
Judith Goodson (R)
Andrew Collins (D)
William Barger (L)
Rep. Carlton Wing (R) (incumbent)
Chase Mangiapane (D)
Rep. Mark Lowery (R) (incumbent)
Monica D. Ball (D)
Rep. Karilyn Brown (R) (incumbent)
Jonathan Wayne Crossley (D)
Linda Dyson (R)
Mark W. Perry (D)
Rep. Les Eaves (R) (incumbent)
Drew Tanner (L)
Rep. Steve Hollowell (R) (incumbent)
Howard Smith (D)
Rep. Johnny Rye (R) (incumbent)
Austin W. Jones (D)
Gary Tobar (R)
Rep. Monte Hodges (D) (incumbent)
Rep. Joe Jett (R) (incumbent)
Ryan Carter (D)
Marsh Davis (R)
Rep. Scott Baltz (D) (incumbent)
Rep. Rick Beck (R) (incumbent)
Michael Roetzel (D)
Rep. Stephen Meeks (R) (incumbent)
Sandra Richter (L)
Rep. Aaron Pilkington (R) (incumbent)
Eddie L. King (D)
Spencer Hawks (R)
Andy Hawkins (D)
Joe Cloud (R)
Nathan George (D)
Rep. Mary Bentley (R) (incumbent)
Dana Bonham (D)
Luke Pruitt (D)
Stephen Edwards (L)
Rep. Charlene Fite (R) (incumbent)
Lou Reed Sharp (D)
Casey Copeland (L)
Rep. Bruce Coleman (R) (incumbent)
Donald R. McKinney (D)
Rep. Charlie Collins (R) (incumbent)
Denise Garner (D)
Rep. Robin Lundstrum (R) (incumbent)
Kelly Scott Unger (D)
Rep. Jeff Williams (R) (incumbent)
Megan Godfrey (D)
Rep. Jana Della Rosa (R) (incumbent)
Kati McFarland (D)
Gayla Hendren McKenzie (R)
Chris Birch (D)
Rep. Jim Dotson (R) (incumbent)
Gayatri Jane Agnew (D)
Rep. Rebecca Petty (R) (incumbent)
Jene Huffman-Gilreath (D)
Rep. Austin McCollum (R) (incumbent)
Celeste Williams (D)
Rep. Grant Hodges (R) (incumbent)
Celeste Williams (D)
Harlan Breaux (R)
Gary L. Morris (D)
We will update this article with the latest information on the ballot measure lawsuits until Election Day.