Collins gearing up for liquor vote

Collins gearing up for liquor vote
Nearly two dozen people have voted absentee so far in a special election in Collins, which will decide whether hard liquor can be sold in the city limits. (Charles Herrington)

COLLINS, MS (WDAM) - Nearly two dozen people have voted absentee so far in a special election in Collins, which will decide whether hard liquor can be sold in the city limits.

Collins City Clerk Suzette Davis said as of Tuesday, Oct. 23, 20 people had come by city hall to vote absentee.

The election is set for Oct. 30 at the Collins Civic Center, but Collins residents can vote absentee at city hall Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and at city hall this Saturday from 8 a.m. until noon.

“The polls will be open on Tuesday from 7 to 7, at the Civic Center, registered voters in the City of Collins can come and vote,” said Davis.

Collins is located in a dry county, but beer sales have been legal there for decades.

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