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Election Looming for Sale of Liquor in Kosciusko; Some County Residents Upset

KOSCIUSKO, Miss.- If there’s an election to pass a city law, naturally, the ones that vote in the election have to live in that city, right? Well, in Attala county, there are some residents that believe they should be allowed to vote in an upcoming election in Kosciusko, even if they don’t live in the city limits.

The election in six days will have Kosciusko citizens headed to the polls to decide whether or not they should allow the sale of liquor in their city.

City Clerk Hart Pettit says it’s just a matter of educating the public.

“This is a municipal election, like a mayoral race or an election for an alderman,” Pettit said. “Only the people inside those particular political boundaries are eligible to vote in those elections.”

The city has received multiple complaints from people outside the city.

“I think it stems more from the people that would like to vote in it,” Pettit added, “We’re not as familiar with the laws that determine who gets to vote where.”

The election will take place on June 9th, and if passed, will allow the sale of liquor in the city of Kosciusko. However, if and when that happens, it won’t be for several months before businesses obtain liquor licenses.

You can listen to our interview with Hart Petit HERE:

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