Voting Information for Tuesday’s Elections



voteinfoTomorrow voters will go to the polls for mid-term elections.

Voters can find their polling location and view a sample ballot by visiting The Voting Info Project.

Voters in Texarkana, Texas and Wake Village will be deciding on beer & wine sales within their respective cities. Arkansas voters will be deciding on an amendment that would legalize the sale, manufacture and transportation of alcohol or “intoxicating liquors” statewide.

Full sample ballots for Bowie County Texas and Miller County Arkansas are available to download at the bottom of this page.

Texas voters will also be required to have identification on them.  The following ID’s are acceptable.

  • Texas driver license issued by the Texas Department of
    Public Safety (DPS)
  • Texas Election Identification Certificate issued by DPS
  • Texas personal identification card issued by DPS
  • Texas concealed handgun license issued by DPS
  • United States military identification card containing the
    person’s photograph
  • United States citizenship certificate containing the person’s
  • United States passport.

Below is a summary of some of the issues voters will be deciding tomorrow.

Bowie County Texas Residents

Texas Governor
  • Gregg Abbot (R)
  • Wendy Davis (D)
Texas Attorney General
  • Ken Paxton Abbot (R)
  • Sam Houston (D)
  • Jamie Balagia(LIB)
  • Jamar Osborne(GRN)
U. S. Senator
  • John Cornyn (Republican)
  • David M. Alameel (Democratic)
  • Rebecca Paddock (Libertarian)
  • Emily “Spicybrown” Sanchez (Green)
Lieutenant Governor
  • Leticia Van de Putte (Democratic)
  • Dan Patrick (Republican)
  • Robert D. Butler (Libertarian)
  • Chandrakantha Courtney (Green)
County Judge
  • James M. Carlow (Republican)
  • Sterling Lacy (Democrat)

Texarkana, Texas Residents

If you live in Texarkana, Texas you can vote on the sale of beer & wine within the city limits, changing city official term limits from 2 to 4 years, a budget amendment,

TO LEGALIZE: “The legal sale of beer and wine for off-premise consumption only.”

Revising the City Charter, Article II (The Council), Section 6 – Vacancy. Clarifying how vacancies on the City Council or the Mayor’s office are to be filled, authorizing discretionary appointment and election procedures, authorizing special appointment procedures if the City Council membership is reduced to less than a quorum, and clarifying the terms of office to be served by appointed and elected persons.

Revising the City Charter, Article II (The Council), Section 2 (Number, selection, term of office, and remuneration), Subsection (a), and Article XVIII, Section 1 (Implementation of amendment to Article II, Sec. 2(a)). Changing the term of office of city elected officials from two years to four years, staggering implementation of the change of the terms of office for the 2015 and 2017 regular City elections, and extending by one year the current terms of office of the Mayor and Councilmembers for Wards 1, 4, and 6 to facilitate the transition to four-year terms.

“The constitutional amendment providing for the use and dedication of certain money transferred to the state highway fund to assist in the completion of transportation construction, maintenance, and rehabilitation projects, not to include toll roads.”

Revising the City Charter, Article VIII – Budget. Removing specific instructions which are generally defined by other authorities such as the State of Texas, Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB), and others. Establishing a requirement that the City Council shall adopt an annual budget development calendar. Expanding the debt reporting requirement to include all debt not only bond debt. Providing for budgetary funds transfers throughout the fiscal year to be an administrative action. Providing the authority for the city council to approve budget amendments while maintaining a balanced budget.


Wake Village, TX Residents

TO LEGALIZE: “The legal sale of beer and wine for off-premise consumption only.”

Arkansas Voters

  • Mike Ross (Democratic)
  • J. Joshua Drake (Green)
  • Frank Gilbert (Libertarian)
  • Asa Hutchinson (Republican)
U.S. Senate
  • Tom Cotton (Republican)
  • Nathan LaFrance (Libertarian)
  • Mark H. Swaney (Green)
  • Senator Mark Pryor (Democratic)
Congressional District 04
  • James Lee Whitt (Democratic)
  • Ken Hamilton (Libertarian)
  • Bruce Westerman (Republican)
Lieutenant Governor
  • Congressman Tim Griffin (Republican)
  • John Burkhalter (Democratic)
  • Christopher Olson (Libertarian)
Attorney General
  • Leslie Rutledge (Republican)
  • Representative Nate Steel (Democratic)
  • Aaron Cash (Libertarian)
Texarkana Arkansas Mayor
  • David Haak
  • Ruth Penney Bell
Miller County Sheriff
  • Sheriff Ron Stovall (Democratic)
  • Jim Nicholas (Republican)
Arkansas Amendments

Arkansas residents have 4 constitutional issues they can vote on.

Empowering the General Assembly to provide for legislative committee review and approval of state agencies’ administrative rules.

The Arkansas elected officials ethics, transparency, and financial report amendment of 2014.

If approved, the amendment would permit legislators to serve a total of 16 years in the House or Senate – thereby doubling and more than doubling the amount of time a lawmaker can stay in the Arkansas Senate and House, respectively – and establish limits on lobbying efforts by former legislators, as well as campaign donations and gifts from lobbyists.

A proposed amendment to the Arkansas Constitution to provide that, effective July 1, 2015, the manufacture, sale, distribution and transportation of intoxicating liquors is lawful within the entire geographic area of each and every county of this state; that “intoxicating liquors” is defined for purposes of the amendment as any beverage containing more than one-half of one percent (0.5%) of alcohol by weight; that the manufacture, sale, distribution and transportation of intoxicating liquors may be regulated, but not prohibited, by the General Assembly; and that all laws which conflict with the amendment, including laws providing for a local option election (wet-dry election) to determine whether intoxicating liquors may be sold or not sold, are repealed to the extent that they conflict with the amendment.

An act to amend the Arkansas Code concerning the state minimum wage; the act would raise the current state minimum wage from six dollars and twenty-five cents ($6.25) per hour to seven dollars and fifty cents ($7.50) per hour on January 1, 2015, to eight dollars ($8.00) per hour on January 1, 2016, and to eight dollars and fifty cents ($8.50) per hour on January 1, 2017.

Download Bowie County Sample Ballot .pdf
Miller County Sample Ballot .pdf

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