2 weeks left to register to vote in the alcohol election - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

3/26/09

2 weeks left to register to vote in the alcohol election

Fourteen days and counting political action committees are in full swing as they gear up for the May 9th election.

"Right now we are focusing on getting people registered to vote. I'm sure the majority of people already are but for those that are registered somewhere else we want to make sure they are registered," said Melissa Pierce. 

Melissa Pierce the chairman of Lubbock County Wins, a PAC in favor of expanded alcohol sales. "It's time to get Lubbock wet. We are the largest city in the country that is not wet, people want this they are ready for it and this is the first time we have been able to vote on this in nearly 40 years," said Pierce.   

On the other side Joshua Allen is the co-chairman of Truth about Alcohol Sales, a PAC against expanded alcohol sales. "It's bringing alcohol closer to our schools, it's bringing alcohol into our neighborhoods, closer to our businesses and our churches and hospitals. I do not think that is going to help Lubbock," said Allen. 

And he says his group focuses on educating the public. "The citizens of Lubbock have the opportunity to give up control of how alcohol is zoned in Lubbock city and county to Austin," said Allen.   

But both sides agree it is important to exercise your right to vote. "It's very important that they get out and vote, this is a county representative of everybody, everybody needs to get out and vote for this," said Pierce.   

"It is very important from the very beginning we have never been against a citizen's right to vote we have always wanted to inform and educate those voters of the consequences," said Allen. 

You can register to vote at any library, post office, Election's Office, or where you register your vehicle. Early voting begins April 27.

 

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