Residents in Carrollton will have a chance this election day to do what nearly every other city and county in the greater-Atlanta region did in 2011 and 2012: allow Sunday alcohol sales.
Voters in the west Georgia city have not been able to vote on the issue before now, because city council never voted to allow the referendum to take place. That changed in June, when a vote to allow the referendum passed by a 4-1 count in city council.
Councilman Gerald Byrd is in favor of allowing people to decide the issue, but is happy that Carrollton has not, to this point, gone as so many other municipalities have.
"Sunday, in my personal belief, should be kept sacred," said Byrd. "It should be a day of reflection and a day of worship no matter what your beliefs are."
He said he is not in favor of allowing Sunday alcohol sales, but understands many voters in the city likely will be. The referendum will take place on election night, Nov. 5.
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