YOUNG COUNTY (KFDX/KJTL) – Back on the ballot for the people of Graham on Saturday May 7 was the sale of liquor in their town, the fourth time a liquor measure has been passed during the last decade.
In the end, the residents of the town of Graham voted in favor of Proposition A, making it legal to sell all alcoholic beverages within town limits.
Graham was “dry,” or free from selling liquor of any kind until a measure was passed in 2016 by 53% of voters to allow the sale of beer and wine in the city.
According to Chief Grahamthe measure was put on the ballot by Graham City Council after a petition was presented to them by the Graham Wet Committee.
The petition filed by the committee in December 2021 called for a local option election to add a measure for the legal sale of all alcoholic beverages, including mixed drinks, within city limits.
The petition demanded that the committee collect 952 signatures or 35% of the 2020 electorate. They ended up with 1,003 valid signatures.
The 2016 election that allowed Graham to sell beer and wine was the third attempt to pass such a measure. In 2012 and 2014, the measure failed to gain majority support from voters.
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