Suwannee Democrat

Suwannee Democrat

August 16, 2011

SUWANNEE VOTES WET

Live Oak — Unofficial results

Sales by the package and drink chosen



For wet                        7,489

For dry                         3,612

For sales by the

package and drink       7,576          

By the package only    2,790 

               

Suwannee County voters reversed a 65-year ban on alcohol sales containing more than 6.243 percent of alcohol by volume Tuesday night by a vote of 7,489 to 3,612.

Voters also elected to allow the sale of such alcohol by the package and drink as opposed to the package only.

Suwannee County Supervisor of Elections Glenda Williams said the next step is to submit the results to Tallahassee to the Florida Division of Elections to wait on directions from that department.

There remains four counties in the state of Florida which are dry: Lafayette, Liberty, Madison and Washington counties.

The vote reverses an Aug. 1946 referendum in which Suwannee County voters elected to go dry.

Santa Rosa County was the last county in Florida to go wet in 2005. Hamilton County voted in 2007 to allow intoxicating liquor by the drink, which previously only allowed intoxicating liquor by the package only.

See Friday’s Suwannee Democrat for a breakdown of the numbers by precinct. 

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