Alcoholic Beverage Amendment makes Nov. ballot

      The Arkansas Alcoholic Beverage Amendment will be on the November ballot, according to Secretary of State Mark Martin.The amendment met the signature requirements of Article 5, Section 1 of the Arkansas Constitution. The constitutional amendment needed 78,133 valid signatures; the Arkansas Alcoholic Beverage Amendment sponsors turned in 127,265.Martin says at this time, the proposed amendment has at least 87,102 valid signatures, but additional signatures are still being verified and the number could increase.

      The Secretary of State has certified the proposed amendment to the County Boards of Election Commissioners. It will be Issue No. 4 on the November 4 ballot.

      Registered voters will decide on the proposed amendment that if approved, would legalize the sale, manufacture and transportation of alcohol statewide.

      The deadline to register to vote for the General Election is October 6. For information on voter registration, go to the Arkansas Secretary of State's webpage.