What You Need To Know Before Voting On Ordinance 119

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FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM)- Voters head to the polls Tuesday (Dec. 9) to decide the fate of the Civil Rights Ordinance 119, which was approved by the Fayetteville City Council in Aug.

Polls open from 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

There's only one question on this ballot in this special election. If you vote "For," you are voting to repeal the new law. This means you are against the ordinance.

If you cast an "Against," you want the Civil Rights Ordinance to stay in place. This means you support it.

Only if you live in Fayetteville, can you vote in the special election. Poll workers will ask you for identification, however you aren't required to show ID, according to Jennifer Price, with the Washington County Election Commission.

Price said they have stocked up on supplies.

"We've staffed as if this were a General Election," Price said. "Instead of just sending out one machine per polling place, our larger sites are getting between three and four touch screens, they are getting extra tablets, and plenty of paper ballots.

Both sides of this controversial issues have been pushing for their interpretation of the law.

Click here to read the ordinance.

Click here to see the ballot.


  • Marie

    I have always hated this Method of wording the Bills as to Confuse some voters. Why try to mislead? A For on anything should be a For the Proposal. AGAINST should be against the proposal. This is just another ploy. Be sure and Point out the difference to your friends and families when they vote. Don’t let these dirty tricks control the votes.

  • Richard S. Drake

    Offhand, I’d say that at THIS late date, even though the wording on the ballot COULD be better, if folks aren’t aware of exactly what they are voting on, perhaps they might spend the day better by reading a couple of good books, or going to a really good movie.

    • Paul

      Yes.. We are losing our freedoms to discriminate.. Just like in the 60s.. Can’t make black people sit in the back of the bus anymore.. To bad .. So sad..the times are a changing!!

    • Bob Jones

      Just using the same tactics you clowns use. Can’t take it I see. Your “cause” I so just that the democrat party has not a single governor or US senator left in the South come January. I’d say you’re losing.

      • Paul

        Yes losing in the south.. But winning everywhere else..and will win the presidential election in a landslide.. And comparing anything to the south is nothing to be proud of.. The home of dumbest.. Fattest .. Poorest and least educated segment of the United States.. Brag on redneck.. climb back into your truck with the confederate flags on it and head home to Harrison!!

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