A group petitioning the sale of beer and wine sales in Tyler and Smith County Precinct 2 delivered four boxes of signed petitions to City Hall Thursday.

The group, “Buy Local First” collected at total of more than 16 thousand signatures which is more than enough to place it on the ballot come this November.

The signatures of registered voters will now be verified and presented to the Tyler City Council and Smith County Commissioners in July. Both entities would then vote to include it on the November 6th ballot.