Clerk rejects wet county petition for Randolph

POCAHONTAS, Ark. – Voter will not get to decide on Randolph County going wet in November.

Petitions for the Keep Revenue in Randolph County group fell short of 361 signatures, according to Randolph County Clerk Rhonda Blevins.

In an email to media, Blevins said her goal was to attempt to verify every name on the petition.

An enormous 38-percent of registered voters in the county were required to sign the petition in order to get the measure on the ballot for November. It is only this high for alcohol legalization measures.

On Monday, Keep Revenue in Randolph County group chairman Linda Bowlin hoped Blevins would allow enough of the measure to go before voters but also mentioned the possibility of challenging in court some of the decisions leading up to Friday.

“If we are rejected again, we will make a decision then as to whether or not we will be able to challenge some of her work,” Bowlin said.

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