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Key Votes

Nate Bell's Voting Records on Issue: Campaign Finance and Elections

Full Name: Jerry 'Nate' Nathan Bell
Office: State House (AR) - District 20, Republican
First Elected: 11/02/2010
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Republican for State House - District 20
Primary May 20, 2014
General Nov. 4, 2014
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Phyllis; 2 Children: Victoria, Hannah
Birth Date: 07/17/1969
Birth Place: Mena, AR
Home City: Mena, AR
Religion: Protestant

Arkansas Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
April 9, 2013 HJR 1009 Amends Campaign Contribution Laws Joint Resolution Passed - House
(71 - 12)
April 1, 2013 SB 2 Requires Photo Identification to Vote Veto Override Passed - House
(52 - 45)
March 20, 2013 HB 1855 Classifies the Office of Prosecuting Attorney as Nonpartisan Bill Passed - House
(63 - 24)
March 13, 2013 SB 2 Requires Photo Identification to Vote Bill Passed - House
(51 - 44)
March 12, 2013 HB 1357 Requires Special Elections to Be Held On Certain Days Bill Passed - House
(68 - 22)
Jan. 14, 2013 SB 2 Requires Photo Identification to Vote Senate Co-sponsor
April 12, 2011 SB 972 Congressional Redistricting Bill Passed - House
(61 - 20)
March 21, 2011 HB 1797 Requires Proof of Identity to Vote Bill Passed - House
(53 - 36)

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  2. The vote should be clear for any person to understand
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  4. The vote was passed or defeated by a very close margin
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