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Cave Spring voters head to the polls to decide on sales of distilled spirits

March 19, 2019

Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. in Cave Spring today as residents decide if they’ll allow liquor sales in the city.

Plans for a micro-distillery downtown hang in the balance.

Elections Supervisor Judy Dickinson, who’s also the clerk, said she’s expecting a relatively strong turnout at the precinct in City Hall, 10 Georgia Ave.

There are four questions on the ballot.

One asks about sales of distilled spirits by the drink. One asks about package sales. Those each cover Monday through Saturday. The other two questions ask about liquor by the drink and by the package on Sundays from 12:30 p.m. in the afternoon to 11:30 p.m. at night.

Only residents of Cave Spring are eligible to vote in today’s election. Dickinson said there are just over 600 on the active list.

The city already allows beer and wine sales by the drink and by the package. A referendum in 2015 that approved Sunday sales drew 269 voters. The last city election, to fill council seats in 2017, was decided by 230 people.

Early voting started