Judge sets March 14 for Pigeon Forge liquor vote

Judge sets March 14 for Pigeon Forge liquor vote


PIGEON FORGE (AP) - Sevier County election officials have set a revote on liquor by the drink in Pigeon Forge for March 14.

After the Nov. 6 election, it appeared voters in the city had narrowly approved a proposal to allow restaurants to sell alcohol, but a Sevier County judge ruled last week a new election was required after it was discovered that about 300 ineligible voters cast ballots.

The Mountain Press reported election officials acknowledged the errors, attributing them to the hectic pace of the general election in the largest voter turnout in county history. Some poll workers allowed registered voters who lived outside of Pigeon Forge to vote on the city liquor issue.

After the referendum, 11 business obtained liquor licenses before the court ruling and are serving liquor.

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