Data Request for Local Ballot Initiatives/Referenda (Arkansas Secretary of State)

Sonny Albarado filed this request on behalf of Jimin Han with the Arkansas Secretary of State of Arkansas.
Multi Request Data Request for Local Ballot Initiatives/Referenda


From: Jimin Han

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the following records:

I am requesting data on local ballot initiatives/referenda that took place in the state since 1972. Specifically, I need the following information to be included in the data.

1. Text of the ballot initiative/referendum
2. Local government where the election took place.
3. County where the local government is located
4. Election date
5. Result of election (votes for, votes against, pass/fail)
6. Threshold to pass (50%, two-thirds, etc)

This website from California provides a good example of the type of data I am requesting:

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 3 business days, as the statute requires.


Sonny Albarado, a citizen of Arkansas, in coordination with Jimin Han.

From: Arkansas Secretary of State

Good morning,

Please provide proof of residency for Mr. Sonny Albarado.

Kelley Cobb
Arkansas Secretary of State
Legal Division

From: Arkansas Secretary of State

Thank you for following up. Your request has been received and you will receive a response by the end of today.

Michael Harry
Managing Attorney; Legal Department
Arkansas Secretary of State
(Office) 501-682-0371
(Cell) 479-431-8442

From: Arkansas Secretary of State


I am attaching the only responsive document that we have. You would likely need to check with the Arkansas State Archives for additional information.

You may contact me directly in the future for any additional requests.

Chris Powell
Press Secretary
Arkansas Secretary of State
Phone: (501) 683-0057<>

From: Arkansas Secretary of State

Mr. Albarado,

Attached is the only responsive document we have to your request. You may be able to obtain more information from the Arkansas Archives.


Amanda O’Neal
Staff Attorney
Arkansas Secretary of State’s Office
500 Woodlane, Suite 256
Little Rock, Arkansas 72201
(501) 682-3401