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Wine-in-Grocery Stores Referendum to be Included on November Ballot

8/21/2014

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - August 21, 2014 - Shortly before noon today, the Davidson County Election Commission announced it had verified enough Davidson County signatures on the "wine-in-grocery stores" petition for the referendum to be included on the November State General Election ballot.

"We have now verified 16,000 Davidson County registered voters, which is more than the required 15,460," said Joan Nixon, deputy administrator of elections. "The Election Commission has met the requirements for the wine-in-grocery stores referendum to be placed on the November ballot for the voters of Davidson County."

The 15,460 number represents 10 percent of the number of registered Davidson County voters who took part in the most recent general gubernatorial election.

In addition, the Davidson County Election Commission, along with the Sumner County Election Commission, verified 655 registered voter signatures in the City of Goodlettsville. A total of 562 were needed for the referendum to be placed on the Goodlettsville city election ballot for the November State General Election.

The Davidson County Election Commission is responsible for providing fair and free elections to every eligible citizen. It is regulated by State of Tennessee law and funded by Metro Nashville government. For more information visit Nashville.gov/vote or call 615-862-8800.

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