Wilton Liquor Sales Initiative, 2009
The Wilton Liquor Sales Initiative was on the November 3, 2009 ballot in Fairfield County, Connecticut in the town of Wilton. Since it was enacted, the measure will allow the sale of liquor in the town in places other than restaurants.
This measure passed with a vote of 2,363 in favor and only 1,801 against. Alcohol had been banned in the city since the days of prohibition in the 1920's. But, this will not be law till an ordinance is enacted by the town council and once it is only 7 stores will be allowed to sell alcohol. Sale in grocery stores would require another vote by the residents.
The group Wilton for Wine, was the main group supporting the measure that would allow for packaging stores in the area. The group had until August 10, 2009 to submit signatures. As of July 30, 2009, the group stated that they had more than enough signatures to allow for a public vote on the issue.
On July 24, Town Clerk Bettye Ragognetti stated that the petitions were received by her office and that they are in the process of checking the names. Wilton for Wine is still collecting signatures in case some signatures are invalidated and more are needed.