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Natural Election

So, you want to vote in the next election. Simple right? Not necessarily. But at Natural Election, we're here to help. We're peeling back the curtain on voting and elections in Arkansas ahead of the election on November 8th. From voting rights to registering to vote and some of the quirks about elections in the Natural State.

Latest Episodes
  • We've made it to Election Day. To celebrate the day, we made our own game show. Join along as Matthew and Daniel answer an abundance of election questions from KUAF's news director Kyle Kellams.
  • For minority communities in Arkansas, voting can be a struggle. That doesn't just mean racial minorities; rural voters have less resources and limited access to polling places. In today's episode, we discuss the barriers and the folks working to remove those barriers.
  • KUAF's News Director Kyle Kellams sits down with Democrat gubernatorial candidate Chris Jones to discuss why he's running for office on this episode of Natural Election.
  • Local elections matter, you've heard us say it before. But did you know that just a few dozen votes can decide how your county spends their money? On today's episode, we explain county judges, justices of the peace, and quorum court.
  • On today's episode we discuss Issue 1: Legislative Authority to Call a Special Session Amendment.
  • On today's episode we discuss Issue 4: Marijuana Legalization Initiative and what recreational use may look like in Arkansas.
  • Co-host Matthew Moore moderated a panel discussion with Janine Parry, professor of political science at the University of Arkansas and the director of the Arkansas Poll, and Jennifer Price, executive director of the Washington County Election Commission, live at the David and Barbara Pryor Center for Arkansas Oral and Visual History to answer the question, "Does My Vote Matter?"
  • On today's episode we discuss Issue 3: Government Burden of Free Exercise of Religion Amendment.
  • We begin the new season of Natural Election discussing Issue 2: 60% Supermajority Vote Requirement for Constitutional Amendments and Ballot Initiatives Measure.
  • From the fate of direct democracy to a historic governor’s race and even a (tentative) decision on recreational marijuana... That's right, the 2022 midterms are here. Season two of Natural Election returns September 13th.