2019 Arkansas Code
Title 3 - Alcoholic Beverages
Chapter 8 - Local Option
Subchapter 4 - Beer and Light Wine
§ 3-8-401. Beer and Light Wine
(a) At each general election for state and county offices, there may be submitted to the qualified electors of any county in the State of Arkansas so desiring, in the manner provided for the submission in a county of the question under the initiative and referendum provisions of the Constitution and laws of the State of Arkansas, the question as to whether the sale of beer and light wine containing alcohol not in excess of five percent (5%) by weight shall or shall not be permitted within the county for two (2) years in case the matter is voted on at a general election.
(b) In voting upon the question, the electors shall have printed or written upon their ballot, “FOR the sale of beer and light wines” or “AGAINST the sale of beer and light wines”.
(c) The election shall be held at the same time and place and in the same manner as other elections. All returns shall be canvassed, sealed, and forwarded by the officers of the election to the county board of election commissioners of the county voting thereon.
(d) The board shall canvass the votes and certify the results thereof to the clerk of the circuit court of the county to be by him or her filed in his or her office, which certificate shall be prima facie evidence of the legal or illegal sale of beer and light wine in the county.
(e) Each and every county voting against the sale of beer and light wine shall not participate in any revenue for school purposes levied and collected under § 3-5-205 during the time the county or counties prohibited the sale of the beer and light wine.
(f) The expense of the election shall be borne by the petitioners calling the election.