Madison County Board of County Commissioners Orders Special Alcohol Sales Election
At the regular meeting of the Madison County Commission held Wednesday, June 6, 2012, commissioners voted unanimously to hold a special election to determine how alcohol is sold in Madison County.
MadisonYES chairman, Ted Ensminger, presented the Commissioners with petitions signed by over 3,000 Madison County registered voters that requested the Commission order the election. Tim Sanders, Madison County Clerk of the Court, presented to the board a certified copy of the petition dated February 16, 2012, the beginning of the petition signing campaign period. Tommy Hardee, Supervisor of Elections for Madison County, confirmed that MadisonYES had acquired the necessary number of petitions to mandate the special election and had successfully acquired the
petitions in the time period prescribed by law.
Commission Chair, Roy Ellis, called for a motion. The motion to accept the petitions and to designate August 28, 2012 as the election date was made by Commissioner Wayne Vickers and seconded by Commissioner Alfred Martin. At that time, Chair Ellis opened the meeting to discussion or comments from the floor. There being none, he called the question. The motion passed unanimously.
“MadisonYES will now begin a hard target campaign of getting the vote out.” Ensminger said. “We are quite pleased with the results of the petition drive, but that was only the first step of the overall campaign. Our goal is to bring much needed jobs and tax revenues to Madison County. We intend to take a giant step forward with this campaign.”
MadisonYES is a registered political action committee located at199 E. Base Street, Madison, FL, 32340. Campaign headquarters is located at the intersection of Range Avenue and US 90, across the street from the Four Freedoms Monument. For more information, or to volunteer, call 850-973-4YES (937). To contribute to the effort via PayPal, please visit www.madisonyes.com.