Get wine on the ballot

A long standing debate in the state of Tennessee finally moves on to the next phase.

Governor Haslam signed a bill back in March allowing wine to be sold in grocery stores. Food City grocery stores across the state of Tennessee set up tables Friday in their stores looking for signatures from the community.

In order to sign the petition you must be a registered voter in the city of Bristol or Sullivan County.

Your signature means you have the right to vote in November for wine in grocery stores or against it.

The Food City in Bristol received about 100 signatures so far Friday and tells News 5 not many people have been against it.

"No, I haven't had anybody against it," says Candace Workman, human resources coordinator. "Even people that might not consider that a good idea have still signed the form so that they have the right to vote in November."

In Bristol, they will have a booth set up in the store again on Saturday and then again on June 14 and 15.

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