HARTFORD, Ala. (WDHN) — On Tuesday, July 26th, a historic vote will be held in Hartford that could change
the city forever.
Its citizens will be given the chance to vote on the decision for the city to turn wet and allow the sale of alcohol within city limits. A little more than 1,800 will be eligible to vote.
Hartford is the last major city within the county to be dry. Over the last 15 years, Geneva, Samson, and Slocomb have approved wet initiatives.
For years, Hartford convenience stores and restaurants say they’ve lost business to Florida merchants just south of the Stateline permit the sale of spirits.
The polls will be open from seven in the morning till seven at night for registered Hartford voters at the Johnny Hughes Community Center.
If the “wet measure” is approved by the voters, it will still have to get final approval from the Hartford City Council, and then the Alabama Beverage Commission.
WDHN will have the final vote tallys’ on election night both on air and online at wdhn.com.