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Fact Sheet Available for Sevier County Voters

by Kristin Higgins - October 9, 2020

Cover of Sevier County fact sheet on the wet/dry question on the November 2020 ballotVoters in Sevier County will have a local ballot measure to decide when they vote in the Nov. 3 general election.

The Public Policy Center at the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture partnered with the Sevier County Extension Office to produce a fact sheet explaining the countywide ballot issue. 

Sevier County voters have proposed legalizing the sale and manufacture of alcoholic beverages in Sevier County, subject to regulation and issuance of permits by the Alcoholic Beverage Control Division and Arkansas law. 

Voters will decide:

  •  Whether the county should allow alcohol sales or remain a dry county.

Download the fact sheet at: 

https://www.uaex.edu/business-communities/voter-education/docs/SevierCountyWetDryElectionNov2020.pdf

Sevier County is currently a dry county, meaning that alcohol may not be manufactured or sold in the county without a vote of the people. Using the citizen initiative process allowed under state law, citizens making up the Vote for Growth in Sevier County Committee collected signatures from registered voters in Sevier County to place this local option proposal on the ballot. On Aug. 7, 2020, the Sevier County Clerk’s Office certified that this proposal qualified for the November 2020 ballot. 

Voting is already underway for people casting their votes via absentee ballots, and early voting starts Oct. 19. at De Queen Community Building at 718 N. Maple St. in De Queen. Sevier County voters can check their voter status or find out where they’re supposed to vote on Election Day by calling the Sevier County Clerk’s Office at  (870) 642-2852. You can also check your voter registration status online at www.voterview.ar-nova.org

People who live in Sevier County and are registered to vote are eligible to vote in this election.

Find More Information
The voter guide produced by the Public Policy Center includes more information about the Sevier County ballot issue, including what supporters and opponents say, the status of wet and dry counties in the state, and answers to voters’ frequently asked questions. Find similar fact sheets for statewide ballot issues at www.uaex.edu/ballot

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