Michigan Alcohol Ballot Issue Could Be Confusing Supporters of a ballot measure in Michigan may be hoping their supporters show up sober enough to vote properly. Ottawa County has a ban on beer and wine sales on Sundays. The Say Yes to Sunday Committee is asking voters to allow sales. But the measure asks whether the ban should continue — so you vote no if you want to say yes to Sunday sales. Officials say the convoluted language is required by the state liquor code.
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Michigan Alcohol Ballot Issue Could Be Confusing

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Michigan Alcohol Ballot Issue Could Be Confusing

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Supporters of a ballot measure in Michigan may be hoping their supporters show up sober enough to vote properly. Ottawa County has a ban on beer and wine sales on Sundays. The Say Yes to Sunday Committee is asking voters to allow sales. But the measure asks whether the ban should continue — so you vote no if you want to say yes to Sunday sales. Officials say the convoluted language is required by the state liquor code.

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Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep. Backers of a ballot measure in Michigan may be hoping their supporters show up sober enough to vote correctly. Ottawa County has a ban on beer and wine sales on Sundays. Voters are being asked to allow sales by a coalition called Say Yes to Sunday. The trouble is people are being formally asked if they want to continue the ban. So you vote "no" if you want to say "yes" to Sunday. You say "no" to Sunday by voting "yes." It's Morning Edition.

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