Alcohol petition quietly circulating

By Jan Nolan


A petition to allow alcohol sales in Knox County is still making its rounds through city voters. Commenting on the petition, Knox County Clerk Mike Corey said: “Legally, they have six months from the date of the first signature to turn in a petition with the required number of signatures. Personally, I have not seen or heard anything much about it yet.”

If the petition is certified, then the law states the Judge-Executive must set the date for a special election. “The election must be within 60 to 90 days of the petition’s certification, unless a date is called for within the petition.” Corey added.

The Knox Clerk noted past elections, including two wet/dry vote elections held three years ago, have run smoothly. Reflecting on that success, he acknowledged all those local citizens who have worked the polls in past elections. “Knox County has 240 election officers that worked very hard to make our election process run smoothly. We really appreciate all their good work,” he said.