Wet/dry election bill on governor’s desk

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By Larry Rowell

Anyone wanting to petition for a special election for the sale of alcohol will now have to foot the bill if the election is held outside the normal election process.

HB 319 was approved on the final day of this year’s legislative session and now sits on the governor’s desk.

In the past, counties shouldered the responsibility of financing the special elections.

Most recently, in Casey County in 2010 and 2016, special elections were held to consider an alcohol referendum first for the city, and then county-wide in 2016. Both were defeated.

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