QUIZ: Knowledge is Power: Arkansas Special Elections

Cities, counties, and school districts have special elections at random times throughout the year to raise taxes. Currently, these elections can occur at basically anytime during the year rather than at the general or primary election date. Because of the random dates for elections, turnout is low, and tax increases pass overwhelmingly. SB723 of 2017 by Sen. Dave Wallace and Rep. Justin Gonzales would have reformed special elections to increase turnout and provide more local control over local tax increases. Take this quiz below to learn the statistics on these tax increase elections and how the reform efforts were derailed and the bill fell one vote short of passing.