Arkansas AG OKs Wording Of County Officials Measure

Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel has approved the wording of a proposed constitutional amendment that would change the terms of county elected officials from two to four years.

McDaniel on Monday certified the language of the proposed ballot measure submitted by David Dinwiddie of Pine Bluff. The proposal would apply to county judges, justices of the peace, sheriffs, collectors, treasurers, assessors, clerks, coroners, surveyors and constables.

McDaniel's certification clears the way for supporters to begin gathering the 78,133 signatures needed to place the measure on next year's ballot. If approved by voters, the amendment would take effect with any county officials sworn in after Dec. 31, 2014.