As of yesterday, Kentucky no longer bans the sale of alcoholic beverages on election days.
Senate Bill 13, which Gov. Steve Beshear signed into law on April 4 and which took effect on June 24, repealed America’s strictest such ban and allows retailers to sell alcohol during the hours the polls are open on primary, regular, local option or special election days across Kentucky.
The ban on Election Day alcohol sales was a holdover from a time when saloons sometimes served as polling places and voters could be bought with drinks.
South Carolina is now the only state in the country that bans Election Day sales of alcohol at restaurants, bars and package stores.