2018 Election Results
Americans across the country went to the polls on Tuesday, November 6th, to participate in the 2018 elections. For Arkansas voters, the ballot featured all state constitutional offices, all U.S. House of Representative district seats, several legislative seats for the Arkansas General Assembly, several ballot initiatives, as well as local elected positions and initiatives. For the most part, there were very few surprises or changes relative to the anticipated outcomes in the case of the state legislature, state constitutional offices, and Arkansas congressional races. Republicans were victorious in defending incumbent seats and holding control of open seats in constitutional offices.
On the national scene, there was however some significant change as it relates to the U.S. House of Representatives as democrats were able to gain majority control. The effect of this power shift in the U.S. House of Representatives will likely impact the remainder of the legislative year for the 115th Congress and set the stage for a very different 116th Congress beginning in January. Despite the House gains for democrats, republicans were successful in expanding upon its majority in the United States Senate.