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CHAPTER 245 AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE A REFERENDUM IN THE CITY OF KINGS MOUNTAIN ON OFF-PREMISES SALES OF BEER AND WINE AND ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE CONTROL STORES. WHEREAS, a petition has been received by the Board of Commissioners of the City of Kings Mountain requesting a special election on the off- premises sale of beer and wine and the establishment of alcoholic beverage control stores, and the City Clerk has certified that such petition bears the signatures of qualified voters equal in number to thirty-two per cent -32% of the votes cast in the most recent city election: Now therefore, The General Assembly of North Carolina do enact:
The Board of Commissioners of the City of Kings Mountain shall, on June 13, 1967, conduct a special election in the city upon the question of whether off-premises sales of beer and wine shall be permitted and whether alcoholic beverage control stores shall be established in the city. No new registration of voters shall be necessary for such special election, and all qualified voters of the city who are registered prior to the registration period herein provided and all who register during such period shall be entitled to vote in such special election. The registration books shall be open for two weeks, beginning on May 22, 1967, and continuing through June 3, 1967, for the registration of new voters. Challenge day shall be June 10, 1967 Notice of such special election shall be published at least once in each of the four calendar weeks immediately preceding the day of election in a newspaper having general circulation within the city. Except as otherwise provided herein, the special election shall be conducted in accordance with the laws, rules, and regulations governing regular city elections. .