Alcohol Petition Effort Fails

LIBERTY, July 23, 2012 - Recently reported on a petition concerning the sale of alcoholic beverages in the City of Liberty available for registered voters in the City of Liberty. The goal of this effort spearheaded by Bob Walker assisted by Mayor Carl Pickett and Dr. David Arnold was to gather enough signatures to have the measure placed on the ballot in November for a decision made by the voters.

According to City Secretary Diane Tidwell the petition was turned into City Hall for review on Monday, July 16, 2012 and contained 787 signatures. The number of signatures required for the measure to be placed on the ballot was 695.

Only registered voters living in the City of Liberty were eligible to sign the petition.

After reviewing the petition it was determined that only 447 signatures were valid . Most of the invalid signatures were struck from the petition due to the fact the individuals signing the petition were not registered voters in the City of Liberty. Other people who signed the petition were not registered voters at all.

The effort failed because the petition had 248 fewer valid signatures than required and out of the 787 signatures submitted 340 of them were invalid.

See related story... Petition for City of Liberty Voters



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