2010 Arkansas Code
23-111-306. Subsequent referendum elections.
Title 23 - Public Utilities and Regulated Industries
Subtitle 4 - Miscellaneous Regulated Industries
Chapter 111 - Arkansas Greyhound Racing Law
Subchapter 3 - Franchises Generally
§ 23-111-306 - Subsequent referendum elections.
(a) After the elapse of not less than four (4) years next following the date of any election conducted pursuant to 23-111-304, the county board of election commissioners shall call a special election in accordance with 7-11-201 et seq. on the proposition of continuing greyhound racing in the county. The election shall be called upon petitions filed with it containing the signatures of qualified electors of the county of not less than five percent (5%) of the total number voting in the election for county clerk of the county at the next preceding general election, together with a sum of money estimated by the board as sufficient to pay all expenses of the election.
(b) (1) The date of the special election shall be fixed by the board on a day not more than ninety (90) days following the date of filing the petitions. The deposit of the funds as provided in subsection (a) of this section and the election shall be conducted and shall be subject to contest under the general election laws of this state.
(2) The proposition printed on the ballot shall be "FOR Greyhound Racing" and "AGAINST Greyhound Racing".
(3) By published notice, the board shall proclaim the results of the election and shall also certify the results to the Arkansas Racing Commission.
(4) All contests in relation to the results of the election shall be commenced within twenty (20) days next following the date of publication of notice as provided in subsection (a) of this section.
(c) If a majority of the qualified electors of the county voting on the question shall disapprove the continuance of greyhound racing, the franchise held by the corporation shall, ipso facto, be null and void as of the final date on which a contest of the results of the election may be commenced or, in the event of contest, upon the date of final determination of the issue.
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