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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, April 13, 2018
LITTLE ROCK, AR—On Friday, Family Council released its voter’s guide for the 2018 Arkansas Primary Elections.
Family Council President Jerry Cox released a statement, saying, “I am pleased to announce the 2018 Arkansas Primary Elections Voter’s Guide from Family Council is available. We surveyed candidates for every state and federal office this year. We asked them to respond to ten survey statements and three short answer questions. Our 2018 survey covers everything from abortion, marriage, and immigration to economics and education legislation. This will help voters understand where candidates stand on a wide variety of issues.”
The response rate from candidates for the 2018 Arkansas Primary Elections Voter’s Guide was one of the highest ever. Family Council has been surveying candidates each election year since 1990. This year, seventy-seven percent of primary election candidates completed the survey. “It is refreshing to see all these candidates displaying greater transparency to the people of Arkansas,” said Cox.
Cox said the 2018 Arkansas Primary Elections Voter’s Guide includes survey responses from Arkansas Supreme Court candidates as well. “In addition to candidates for state and federal office, we also surveyed and received completed surveys from all candidates running for the Arkansas Supreme Court,” Cox said. “Judicial candidates often get overlooked during election cycles, but I think everyone agrees judges play a major role in state government. This guide will help Arkansans better understand their Arkansas Supreme Court candidates as well.”
Cox noted the 2018 Arkansas Primary Elections Voter’s Guide is nonpartisan and free to anyone who requests a copy of it. “Our goal is to help Arkansans cast informed votes. The Arkansas Voter’s Guide does not favor one candidate over another. Family Council does not endorse candidates. We simply ask the candidates where they stand on issues Arkansans care about, and then we share the candidates’ responses with voters. We also have included contact information voters can use to contact candidates who chose not to complete our survey. Anyone can request copies of the Arkansas Voter’s Guide. All they have to do is call our office in Little Rock at (501) 375-7000, and we will send them as many guides as they need. Voters can also see candidates’ survey responses online at www.ArkansasVotersGuide.com.”
Family Council is a conservative education and research organization based in Little Rock.
Today is the deadline to register to vote in the March 1 primary elections. Primary elections get a lot of attention during years like this one, when presidential candidates appear on the ballot, but the purpose–and importance–of these elections is often overlooked.
In a nutshell, primary elections narrow the field of candidates; oftentimes, more than one Democratic candidate or more than one Republican candidate will file to run for a particular office. For example, right now there are three Republican candidates running for State House District 90, and there are two Democratic candidates running for State House District 30. Primary elections are important, because they help narrow the list of candidates down so that no more than one candidate from a particular party appears on the ballot at the General Election in November.
In Arkansas, the primary elections are also important, because judicial candidates are on the ballot. The March 1 primary elections provide an opportunity for Arkansans to vote for candidates for Arkansas Supreme Court and so on.
If you or a member of your family is not already registered to vote, today is the deadline to register in order to vote in the primaries next month.
You can find out more about how to register to vote by going to the Arkansas Secretary of State’s website.
After you register, don’t forget to head out to the polls on Tuesday, March 1, to vote in the primaries. If you want to know more about where the candidates stand on important issues like abortion, education, marriage, taxes, and so forth, you can go to www.ArkansasVotersGuide.com. From there you can view the candidates for federal, state, and judicial offices, and you can order printed copies of the Arkansas Voter’s Guide to give to friends and family members or pass out at church.