Tuesday, June 03, 2014
Wine Sales Petition Circulating in Our Region
You might be asked to sign a petition and more than likely, it will have to do with wine sales in Tennessee. In order to put the issue on the November ballot, 10% of the number of people who voted in the latest gubernatorial election would have to sign the petition. Locally, that means just over 600 signatures in Bristol and around 1,200 in Kingsport. If you’re asked to sign the petition, you must be a registered voter and live within the respective city limits in order for your signature to count. The petition drive is significant in our region because we are so close to the Virginia state line, where wine sales are already allowed in grocery stores.