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Jemison Town Wet/Dry Referendum (January 2010)

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There was a Jemison Town Wet/Dry Referendum on the January 12 ballot in Chilton County for those voters in the city of Jemison.

This measure asked voters if they wanted to approve the legal sale of alcohol within the city limits. This was brought to a vote by a petition which acquired the needed signatures, 230 out of 336. The state of Alabama allows cities larger than 1,000 residents to hold this type of referendum and let their citizens decide.[1]

This measure passed meaning that it is now legal to sell alcohol within the city limits. This will be more tax money to the city, but city officials are unsure how the change will effect the city as a whole. It is unclear how much money will be generated from this new influx of money or how many will buy from the city now.[2]