Wet/dry election to be held in Masonville precinct on Feb. 2

January 9, 2021 | 12:09 am

Updated January 8, 2021 | 10:44 pm

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On Feb. 2, the citizens who reside in the Masonville precinct will go to the polls to decide whether alcohol can be sold in their area, according to the Daviess County Clerk’s Office. 

The petitioner for this election is Pinakin Patel, owner of Masonville Food Center. According to the Clerk’s Office, Patel circulated the petition and posted a $4,200 bond to hold the election. Kentucky law requires that if a wet/dry election takes place outside of normally scheduled primary or general election, the petitioner must pay for the entire process. 

Being that there is no executive order in place for any current election, the wet/dry election in February will be conducted under normal the normal election process.

According to the Clerk’s Office:

  • Only eligible registered voters in the Masonville precinct are allowed to vote on this issue
  • On Election Day polls will be open from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Masonville’s normal polling location, Masonville Baptist Church, 6601 US Highway 231, Utica, KY 42376
  • In-person absentee voting will be conducted in Room 107 of the Daviess County Courthouse during normal business hours — 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday thru Friday starting on Jan. 14 and running through Feb. 1; absentee voting requires the voter to have a reason for not being able to go to the polls on election day such as:
    • The voter will be out of town on election day
    • Voters due to age, disability, or illness
    • A student who temporarily resides outside the county (away at college)
    • Has  surgery scheduled  (spouse qualifies)
    • A member of the military who is confined to a base on election day
    • A woman who is in her third trimester of pregnancy
  • Mail-in absentee ballots may be requested for the above mentioned reasons; however an application must be requested and returned by Jan. 26.  To make a request, call 270-240-5771.

Due to COVID-19, social distancing and CDC guidelines will be used at both the in-person absentee voting site in the Courthouse as well as at the election day polling location.

January 9, 2021 | 12:09 am

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