In this sleepy little town of Hayeville, N.C. an amazing thing has happened. Today was the election on whether to have 4 things happen. They were all related to liquor sales. Liquor by the drink, malt sales, ABC stores and wines sales.
Clay county has a population of 10,000 people with supposedly 8659 registered voters. This number is very suspect but on with the story. Several months ago a group of concerned citizens got together and said “We need to keep tax dollars in Clay County”. They decided to get a petition going that would put liquor sales on the ballot. They would need 35% of the registered voters to sign the petition to get it on the ballot. They needed 35% of 8659 registered voters which is approximately 2900 people. Volunteers set out to get those signatures. They had a plan and they had a goal. They needed so many signatures each week. They worked hard and got the signatures with 20 to spare.
Now was the time for the people to be heard.
Did this tiny little town nestled in the Tusquittee Mountain range need or want change to happen?
Tonight the results came. There were 4613 ballots cast out of 8659 registered voters. The number of registered voters has been very suspect but what really matters is that 4613 ballots were cast. In all 4 categories the vote was approximately
60% voted FOR Liquor sales in all 4 categories
40% voted AGAINST Liquor sales in all 4 categories