Washington County to set date for alcohol referendum

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WASHINGTON COUNTY, Fla. (Washington County News) — Update: Our media partners at the Washington County News reported commissioners originally voted on Nov. 23 to set the special election date for Jan. 26.

Then they realized that falls outside the window that requires the county to hold the election within 100 days of the date supporters turned in their petition.

So, commissioners re-voted and approved a new election date for Jan. 21, which will fall before the Jan. 22 deadline.

Ballots are tentatively set to go out to voters beginning Dec. 22.

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Washington County voters could see a sample ballot for the alcohol referendum as early as next week.

Political Action Committee Advance Washington County is on to agenda to address the Board of County Commissioners when they meet in a regular session Tuesday, Nov. 23.

The PAC is expected to request that mail-out ballots begin going out Monday, Dec. 27 with a Jan. 26 deadline for their return. Per Florida Statute, mail-out elections are permitted when the ballot does not include candidates for office.

Vote by mail ballots will come to voters with pre-paid return envelopes; however, completed ballots may also be returned to the Elections Office in person.

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