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Exact number of Wet-Dry Petition signers needed not known yet

Based on low turnout in 2015 General Election, Wet forces may need as few as approximately 260 valid signatures to get an election restricted to the City of Columbia on the ballot soon. Adair County Court Clerk Lisa Greer, asked for the exact number, says that she will need an official count from Frankfort before announcing the number.

By Ed Waggener

An organization "Progress in Adair County (PAC)" has been organized to get a wet-dry election in Columbia only. Among the leaders behind the effort are Adair County Judge Executive Michael Lee Stephens and Columbia Mayor Curtis Hardwick.

PAC now has a local manager of the effort, Shannon Sexton, and has engaged Derek Helm of Jamestown as an attorney. PAC has an office at 808 Jamestown Street, Columbia, KY and is now seeking enough bona fide voter signatures to get the question on a Special Election ballot as early as possible.

The exact required number of signatures was not available when County Court Clerk Lisa Greer was asked on Thursday, November 5.

However, Clerk Greer did say that 25% of voters in the Nov. 3, 2015 general election in the city would need to sign the petition to get the question on the ballot.

In that election, there were:
  • Ballots Cast Countywide: 4,155. A rough estimate is that 25% of those voters were in the City Limits, or approximately 1,039.
  • Twenty-five percent of that number, 1,039 would be 260.
CM will post the actual number necessary of signatures necessary when it can be obtained from official sources.

This story was posted on 2015-11-07 19:29:21
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