Group submits petitions to expand alcohol sales

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - A group pushing for expanded alcohol sales in Arkansas has submitted additional petitions to put its proposal on the November ballot.

Let Arkansas Decide on Friday submitted 41,492 signatures to the secretary of state's office. The group had been given until Aug. 18 to submit additional petitions after it fell 17,133 signatures from registered voters shy of the 78,133 needed to put the proposed constitutional amendment on the ballot.

The secretary of state's office will spend the next several days counting and checking the validity of the signatures submitted by the group to determine whether it qualifies.

The proposal would legalize alcohol sales in all 75 Arkansas counties. Thirty-seven counties are currently dry.

Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.