Keep Our Dollars Local, a campaign committee working to put measures on the ballot to allow the Sunday sale of alcohol in Rogers and Bentonville, announced Monday (July 18) that clerks in the cities validated the signatures needed to put the issue on November general election ballot.
According to a news release, the clerk’s office in Bentonville certified 2,300 signatures Monday. The Rogers City Clerk validated 2,450 signatures on June 30 to send the issue to voters there.
“We appreciate all of the time and hard work spent by the Rogers and Bentonville city clerks and their staff in validating the signatures, and we’re excited to be one step closer to giving our citizens the option to keep more of their retail dollars local,” committee chairman Clay Kendall said in a statement. “We know people drive out of Bentonville and Rogers every Sunday to shop in the neighboring communities that already allow Sunday alcohol sales. This will not only give consumers more buying options but will provide additional revenue for important services here in our communities.”
The petitions were required to have signatures from 15% of the qualified voters who cast ballots in the last gubernatorial election in each city (2,423 signatures in Rogers and 1,960 signatures in Bentonville).
The measures must receive final approval from the Benton County Quorum court before being placed on the ballot.