Voters sign petition to get wine in grocery stores on the ballot

As voters headed to the polls in Knox County on Tuesday, some of them were asked to think ahead to the November election, and whether they'd like the chance to vote on buying wine in grocery stores.

The governor signed the law that will allow Tennessee grocery stores to start selling wine in July 2016, but before that can happen, voters in individual cities and towns must approve it.

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In order to get the measure before Knoxville voters in November, supporters need 3,363 valid signatures on petition. That's 10% of the registered voters that participated in the last gubernatorial election. All those names will then have to be verified by election office workers.

Those petitions must be be turned in 60 days before the November election.


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