Beshear Signs Election Day Alcohol Measure

Apr 5, 2013

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Kentuckians can buy alcohol at restaurants, bars and retail stores on the next Election Day now that Gov. Steve Beshear has signed legislation lifting the Prohibition-era ban.

The state House and Senate both voted overwhelmingly last month to allow alcohol sales during hours the polls are open.

South Carolina is the only other state with such a ban. In the past five years similar bans have been lifted in Delaware, Idaho, Indiana, Utah and West Virginia.

Beshear touted the Election Day alcohol legislation Thursday as a measure that modernizes Kentucky’s liquor laws and makes it easier for the alcoholic beverage industry to do business in the state.