Last week Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels signed legislation repealing the Prohibition-era ban on Election Day alcohol sales.  Election Day alcohol bans are truly a relic of the Prohibition era when saloons sometimes served as polling stations.  Indiana had a particularly harsh Election Day ban considering restaurant goers couldn’t even get a cocktail while the polls were open.  Only Kentucky and South Carolina have similarly harsh bans.  Each of those states are also considering repeal as more and more states continue to modernize outdated alcohol laws.

For now, we raise a toast to Indiana for recognizing how irrational its Election Day alcohol sales ban had become, and for striking it down for good. 

Read more about the bill here: New Indiana alcohol law raises businesses’ spirits

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