2018 Arkansas Code
Title 3 - Alcoholic Beverages
Chapter 8 - Local Option
Subchapter 8 - Circulation of Petition for Local Option Election
§ 3-8-802. Hiring and training of paid canvassers

Universal Citation: AR Code § 3-8-802 (2018)
  • (a)

    • (1) A person shall not provide money or anything of value to another person for obtaining signatures on a local option election petition unless the person receiving the money or item of value meets the requirements of this section.

    • (2) Before a signature is solicited by a paid canvasser, the sponsor shall:

      • (A) Explain the Arkansas law applicable to obtaining signatures on a local option election petition to the canvasser; and

      • (B)

        • (i) Provide a complete list of all paid canvassers' names and current residential addresses to the county clerk.

        • (ii) If additional paid canvassers agree to solicit signatures on behalf of a sponsor after the complete list is provided, the sponsor shall provide an updated list of all paid canvassers' names and current residential addresses to the county clerk.

  • (b) Before obtaining a signature on a local option election petition as a paid canvasser, a person shall submit in person or by mail to the sponsor:

    • (1) The full name and any assumed name of the person;

    • (2) The current residence address of the person and the person's permanent domicile address if the person's permanent domicile address is different from the person's current residence address;

    • (3) A signed statement taken under oath or solemn affirmation that states that the person has not pleaded guilty or nolo contendere to or been found guilty of a criminal offense involving a violation of the election laws, fraud, forgery, or identification theft in any state;

    • (4) A signed statement that the person has read and understands the Arkansas law applicable to obtaining signatures on a local option election petition; and

    • (5) A photograph of the person taken within ninety (90) days of the submission of the information required under this section.

  • (c) A sponsor shall maintain the information required under this section for each paid canvasser for three (3) years after the general election.

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