Arkansas Alcoholic Beverage Amendment Falls Short On Signatures

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LITTLE ROCK (KFSM) - The proposed Arkansas alcoholic beverage amendment that would enable all counties in the state to sell booze whether they were previously wet or dry fell short of the required number of signatures, officials say.

In total, the initiative had 61,000 signatures verified by the office of the Arkansas secretary of state. The initiative needed 78,133 total to be included on the upcoming November ballot, according to officials.

This means that organizers with the group Let Arkansas Decide, who are backing the ballot initiative, have 30 more days to get 17,133 additional signatures, officials said.

Let Arkansas Decide has until Aug. 18 at 5 p.m. to turn in the required number of signatures if the group wants the initiative to appear on the ballot, according to officials.


  • Gertrud

    Thank God.

    Alcohol is the devil’s advocate. I wish drugs, alcohol, and cigarettes were all out lawed.

  • matt

    I drink and ride, always have a sober person behind the wheel on trips across I 40. It would be nice to grab a road pop in Alma instead of having to stop in Ozark at the dueling truck stops for a cold road pop, or that armpit of a liquor store at the Altus exit. Then again I thank god I only have to make that trip twice a year so I will just stock up in a wet county, but I will make it a point to pee on the floor of the gas station bathrooms in a dry county.

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