Groups backing ballot measures for casinos and non-partisan redistricting make final push for signatures Max Brantley, Arkansas Times · July 4, 2020 at 6:19 pm July 3 is the statutory deadline to submit signatures on petitions to qualify initiated acts and constitutional amendments for the November ballot, but since Friday is a state holiday, the deadline will be Monday. July 4, when crowds traditionally gather for community celebrations, is often a good time for signature gathering. But that was before coronavirus. It’s hard to keep a distance from someone seeking your signature. There are, however, no limits on canvassing in Arkansas under state virus guidelines, only suggestions that people keep their distance or wear masks if they can’t. A group working to fight a proposal that would allow 16 casinos in Arkansas to be owned by so-far shadowy private enterprises says it has traced a private flight of 35 paid canvassers into Little Rock this week.