Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Vote Early and Often -- But No Drinking!

Hey, kids, what's the most important thing to remember about election day? Sure, voting is important, but it's more important to remember you can't get a drink in this town while the polls are open. No alcohol can be sold until 6:00 p.m. As Tully reminds us:

The law apparently "dates to the days when bars and taverns were the common polling places in many communities." All these years later, the group said, business owners are losing money on Election Day, and the state is "losing a sizeable tax collection that could help balance tight budgets."

The good news is that Indiana polls close earlier than almost any other state in the nation's. Of course, most other states don't have prohibition laws, either. (We're changing the state in baby steps -- first daylight savings time. Next alcohol sales on Sunday!) Oakley's Bistro says they won't be holding their regular Tuesday tasting from 5:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. If you want a drink, make one at home. Just make sure you bought liquor yesterday.

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