Election commission receives petitions for wine in grocery stores

The Knox County Election Office says it has received several petitions pushing for wine sales in grocery stores.

Signatures on the petition will determine if voters in Knoxville, Knox County, and Farragut will vote on whether to allow wine sales this November.

Election administrator Cliff Rodgers says his office will start counting and verifying the signatures later in the summer.

To get the measure on the ballot, Farragut needs close to 800 signatures, Knoxville needs nearly 3,400 and Knox County needs more than 6,000.

Rodgers says we likely won't know if the wine referendum will be on the ballot until late August.


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