Office Requirements
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Arkansas State Government Officials

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Governor Lt Governor Sec of State Treasurer of State
State Auditor Attorney General Com of Lands Appellate Court
  Senate House  
 

Office Requirements - Governor

  • Four-year term - Arkansas Constitution, Amendment 63, 1
  • Limited to two four year terms - Arkansas Const, Amend 73, 1
  • Arkansas resident for seven years - Arkansas Const, Article 6, 5
  • U.S. Citizen - Arkansas Constitution, Article 6, 5
  • A qualified elector
  • Minimum age of 30 - Arkansas Constitution, Article 6, 5
  • Shall not hold any other state or federal offices
  • Must never have been convicted of embezzlement of public money, bribery, forgery, or other infamous crime. - Arkansas Const, Article 5, 9

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Office Requirements - Lt Governor

  • Four-year term - Arkansas Constitution, Amendment 63, 1
  • Limited to two four year terms - Arkansas Const, Amend 73, 1
  • Arkansas resident for seven years - Arkansas Const, Article 6, 5
  • U.S. Citizen - Arkansas Constitution, Article 6, 5
  • A qualified elector
  • Minimum age of 30 - Arkansas Constitution, Article 6, 5
  • Shall not hold any other state or federal offices
  • Must never have been convicted of embezzlement of public money, bribery, forgery, or other infamous crime. - Arkansas Const, Article 5, 9

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Office Requirements - Secretary of State

  • Four-year term - Arkansas Constitution, Amendment 63,
  • Limited to two four year terms - Arkansas Const, Amend 73, 1
  • Arkansas resident for seven years - Arkansas Const, Article 6, 5
  • U.S. Citizen - Arkansas Constitution, Article 6, 5
  • A qualified elector
  • Shall not hold any other state or federal offices
  • Must never have been convicted of embezzlement of public money, bribery, forgery, or other infamous crime. - Arkansas Const, Article 5, 9

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Office Requirements - Treasurer of State

  • Four-year term - Arkansas Constitution, Amendment 63,
  • Limited to two four year terms - Arkansas Const, Amend 73, 1
  • Arkansas resident for seven years - Arkansas Const, Article 6, 5
  • U.S. Citizen - Arkansas Constitution, Article 6, 5
  • A qualified elector
  • Shall not hold any other state or federal offices
  • Must never have been convicted of embezzlement of public money, bribery, forgery, or other infamous crime. - Arkansas Const, Article 5, 9

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Office Requirements - State Auditor

  • Four-year term - Arkansas Constitution, Amendment 63,
  • Limited to two four year terms - Arkansas Const, Amend 73, 1
  • Arkansas resident for seven years - Arkansas Const, Article 6, 5
  • U.S. Citizen - Arkansas Constitution, Article 6, 5
  • A qualified elector
  • Shall not hold any other state or federal offices
  • Must never have been convicted of embezzlement of public money, bribery, forgery, or other infamous crime. - Arkansas Const, Article 5, 9

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Office Requirements - Attorney General

  • Four-year term - Arkansas Constitution, Amendment 63,
  • Limited to two four year terms - Arkansas Const, Amend 73, 1
  • Arkansas resident for seven years - Arkansas Const, Article 6, 5
  • U.S. Citizen - Arkansas Constitution, Article 6, 5
  • A qualified elector
  • Shall not hold any other state or federal offices
  • Must never have been convicted of embezzlement of public money, bribery, forgery, or other infamous crime. - Arkansas Const, Article 5, 9

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Office Requirements - Commissioner of State Lands

  • Four-year term - Arkansas Constitution, Amendment 63,
  • Limited to two four year terms - Arkansas Const, Amend 73, 1
  • Arkansas resident for seven years - Arkansas Const, Article 6, 5
  • U.S. Citizen - Arkansas Constitution, Article 6, 5
  • A qualified elector
  • Shall not hold any other state or federal offices
  • Must never have been convicted of embezzlement of public money, bribery, forgery, or other infamous crime. - Arkansas Const, Article 5, 9

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Office Requirements - Senate

  • Four-year term - Arkansas Constitution, Amendment 63, 1
  • Limited to two four year terms - Arkansas Const, Amend 73, 1
  • One year resident of county or district to be represented at the time of the election.
  • Arkansas resident for two years - Arkansas Const, Article 6, 5
  • U.S. Citizen - Arkansas Constitution, Article 6, 5
  • A qualified elector
  • Minimum age of 25 - Arkansas Constitution, Article 6, 5
  • Shall not hold any other state or federal offices
  • Must never have been convicted of embezzlement of public money, bribery, forgery, or other infamous crime. - Arkansas Const, Article 5, 9

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Office Requirements - House of Representatives

  • Four-year term - Arkansas Constitution, Amendment 63, 1
  • Limited to three two year terms - Arkansas Const, Amend 73, 1
  • One year resident of county or district to be represented at the time of the election.
  • Arkansas resident for two years - Arkansas Const, Article 6, 5
  • U.S. Citizen - Arkansas Constitution, Article 6, 5
  • A qualified elector
  • Minimum age of 21 - Arkansas Constitution, Article 6, 5
  • Shall not hold any other state or federal offices
  • Must never have been convicted of embezzlement of public money, bribery, forgery, or other infamous crime. - Arkansas Const, Article 5, 9

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Office Requirements - Appellate Courts

  • Eight-year term - Arkansas Constitution
  • Licensed attorney in Arkansas for at least eight (8) years immediately preceding the date of assuming office
  • A U.S. citizen
  • Qualified elector within geographic area from which chosen
  • Shall not hold any other office of trust or profit in Arkansas or US, except as authorized by law
  • Must never have been convicted of embezzlement of public money, bribery, forgery, or other infamous crime.

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Source:  Constitution of the State of Arkansas

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