Knoxville to vote on wine in grocery stores

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) - Voters in Knoxville will have a chance in November to decide if grocery stores will be able to sell wine.

3,377 signatures were needed to put the measure on the ballot.

Knox County Election administrator Cliff Rodgers says workers stopped counting and verifying signatures once they hit 3,455.

To meet the measure on the ballot, supporters had to gather at least 10 percent of voters in the most recent election.

Rodgers also said workers will begin counting Knox County signatures on Monday.

In communities where the referendum passes, retail stores will be able to sell wine starting July 1, 2016.

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