Cherokee votes on alcohol referendum

Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians vote today, April 12, on whether the reservation should remain dry. Smoky Mountain News reports mixed opinions among the residence.

In the days leading up to the monumental vote, those polled on the street in Cherokee offered up the full range of views — along with those for and against it, some have yet to form an opinion or just don’t care — making it difficult to predict which side will prevail in the alcohol referendum. There are currently 6,717 enrolled members registered to vote.”

Jackson County residents will be voting on a similar measure during the May 8 primary.

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