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Alcohol Sales Petitioners in Mayfield Hope for Lower Voter Turnout

Supporters of a wet/dry special election in Graves County and Mayfield appear to be changing their petitioning strategy ahead of projected light voter turnout in Tuesday’s General Election.

Supporter Phil Myers said the city petition lacks one-third of the required 650 signatures needed to call a special election on packaged liquor sales in Mayfield. The total is largely unchanged from a previous report in August.  Myers said petitioners are waiting to turn the signatures in after the election in hopes that a lower voter turnout will reduce the signature requirement to get the measure on the ballot.

Vote Graves County Wet member Chelsea Riley said the county petition needs 3,320 signatures for a special election. The group has collected around 4,000 signatures. Riley hopes to collect double the required amount to ensure enough signatures are valid. Both city and county petitioners hope to turn in their signatures before the end of the year.


A proud native of Murray, Kentucky, Allison grew up roaming the forests of western Kentucky and visiting national parks across the country. She graduated in 2014 from Murray State University where she studied Environmental Sustainability, Television Production, and Spanish. She loves meeting new people, questioning everything, and dancing through the sun and the rain. She hopes to make a positive impact in this world several endeavors at a time.
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