Alcohol Petition Submitted to Lubbock County Elections Office - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

11/12/08

Alcohol Petition Submitted to Lubbock County Elections Office

Lubbock's alcohol petition is another step closer to a public vote. The completed documents were turned in to the Lubbock County Elections Office on Wednesday.

The signatures are now subject to verification. "This is the final step to get the issue of expanded alcohol sales on the ballot so Lubbock citizens can exercise their right to vote," said David George, Let Lubbock Vote PAC Steering Committee Chair.

More than 19,000 Lubbock residents signed the petition to put alcohol sales on the ballot. Those signatures were collected in a record nine days.

Let Lubbock Vote is still collecting the money needed to pay Texas Petition Strategies, the company who organized the petition drive. As of Tuesday, $40,000 was still needed. That money will go to Texas Petition Strategies, the company hired to organize the petiton drive.

The Lubbock County Office of Elections now has one month to verify more than 25-thousand signatures. If the petition is verified, alcohol sales will appear on the ballot May 9, 2009.

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