It has been nearly 23 months since Oklahoma voters overwhelmingly approved a state question to change the state’s alcohol laws. On Monday, grocery and convenience stores, once restricted to selling beer with only 3.2 percent alcohol by volume, were finally allowed to sell full-strength beer and wine with the implementation of State Question 792. The
The 14 remaining “dry” counties in Oklahoma voted to allow liquor by the drink as State Question 792 will go into effect October 1. In Beaver County, the proposition passed by just seven votes, but 10 provisional ballots remain uncounted. The county election board will meet at 4 p.m. Friday afternoon to open and count
Several counties in western Oklahoma had propositions to allow liquor by the drink in order to comply with State Question 792, which will end 3.2 beer and allow the sale of full-strength beer in bars, restaurants and grocery stores. Alfalfa, Beaver, Dewey, Harper and Roger Mills were those counties and all five will pass it.