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Petitions Still Circulating To Get Wine Bill On Nov. Ballot

Petitions Still Circulating To Get Wine Bill On Nov. Ballot

By Laken Bowles. CREATED Aug 13, 2014

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Organizers have continued their efforts in getting enough signatures to give November voters a chance to decide on whether grocery stores can sell wine.

The nonprofit organization, Red White and Food, said they've turned in about 33,200 signatures to Davidson County Election Officials.

Roughly 15,400 are needed to get a referendum on the November 4 ballot. Petition drive organizers said they expect to see quite a few signatures removed for being invalid, which is why they tried to collect at least double the amount needed.

Nashville would be the latest in a number of cities across Tennessee, in which voters will be able to weigh in on wine in grocery stores.

Brentwood, Franklin, Hendersonville, and Mt. Juliet will all have the bill on the ballot. Petitions have continued circulating in other cities, as well.

The deadline to get them turned in for certification is August 21. If voters approve the measures, wine could hit grocery stores shelves on July 1, 2016.