by Lee Hogan
Posted 7/9/2014 09:18 pm
Updated 3 weeks ago
The Arkansas Alcoholic Beverage Amendment has met the initial signature requirement, and is one step closer to making its way to the November ballot.
The amendment, which would legalize alcohol sales across the state, needs 78,133 signatures from registered voters to make the ballot. Arkansas Secretary of State Mark Martin said Wednesday the amendment has met the initial count with more than 84,000 signatures turned in Monday.
By meeting the initial count, the petition has 30 days to collect more signatures to make up for any that may be denied during the signature verification process. It’s the stage the Secretary of State’s Office is completing now.
The committee submitted petitions to clerks in Saline and Craighead counties, and says it will submit signatures in Faulkner before the Aug. 5 deadline.