Hartford, Ala. (WDHN)—On Wednesday, petitions began appearing at Hartford businesses requesting a wet/dry referendum.

At the Scooter convenience store across the street from Hartford City Hall, the petition contains names of
city voters requesting a vote on being able to sell “spirits” in the city.

Currently, in Geneva County, alcohol sales are permitted in the cities of Slocomb, Geneva, and Samson.
But, it’s “not” permitted in Hartford, as well as “unincorporated” Geneva County and several small municipalities.

With Hartford located along State Highway 167, a major north-south route to Northwest Florida beaches. Mayor Neil Strickland believes alcohol sales would generate tens of thousands of dollars in local tax revenues annually.

In order to get the issue on the ballot, supporters must get the signatures of 30-percent of those who voted
in the last Hartford mayoral election.

If the petition receives the proper number of signatures, Mayor Strickland believes the “earliest” a possible wet/dry referendum may appear on the ballot
in Hartford would be the May primary.