LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Secretary of State Charlie Daniels says supporters of a proposal to deny state services to illegal immigrants did not gather enough signatures to get the measure on the November ballot.
Secure Arkansas needed 77,468 signatures for the measure to make it on the ballot. Daniels said Friday that the group only submitted 67,542 signatures. The proposal is disqualified from the ballot because not enough signatures were submitted.
The proposal would have required anyone 14 or older seeking public benefits from a state agency to sign an oath saying they live legally in the country. The group said those who falsely fill out an affidavit could face perjury charges.