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.