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10 complaints filed on Pigeon Forge liquor vote

6:58 PM, Nov 9, 2012   |    comments
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Complaints have been filed on a liquor-by-the-drink referendum in Pigeon Forge.  The measure passed by 100 votes Tuesday.

"Nothing popped up about the liquor referendum [while voting].  When I mentioned it they said, 'Oh, gee.  There's nothing we can do.', said Gail Croson from Pigeon Forge.

Pigeon Forge residents only should have voted on the referendum.

According to residents, the issue showed up on the wrong ballots.

Some Pigeon Forge residents tell 10News they weren't able to vote on the measure, while some Sevierville residents were allowed to vote on the referendum.

"Probably about 10 [complaints] or so on paper and then others call in to our office and talk about it," said Ronee' Flynn, the Sevier County Administrator of Elections.

Flynn said votes may be sent to Nashville two Mondays from now.  That is when the results could be certified.

The Tennessee Secretary of State's office said the results can be contested up to five days after certification.  The matter would have to be heard by a judge.

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