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No to electrical aggregation, Tate liquor sales

Posted on 3/19/2014, 11:47 AM

Three ballot initiatives failed in Tuesday"s Primary Election.

Saline County voters and Raleigh Township voters rejected electrical aggregation questions.

The questions were essentially the same: "Shall Saline County/the Village of Raleigh have the authority to arrange the supply of electricity for its residential and small commercial retail customers who have not opted out of such a program?"

Raleigh already had arranged for the question to be on the March ballot before the question was posed county-wide. Either way, voters said no to both.

The Saline County question failed with 2,059 votes no and 1,228 votes yes.

The question regarding legalizing sale of liquor in Tate Township was rejected by five votes in unofficial election night totals.

The question was, "Shall the prohibition of the sale at retail of alcoholic liquor containing more than 4 percent by weight in the original package and not for consumption on the premises be continued in Tate Township?"

There were 32 votes yes and 27 votes no.

The votes become official with the April 2 election canvass.