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97 localities set November Sunday sales votes

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ATLANTA (AP) - A tally by the Georgia Food Industry Association finds that 97 cities and counties throughout Georgia are set to hold Sunday sales referendums during the November general election later this year.

The group said the votes represent about 2.5 million Georgians.

Food industry association president Kathy Kuzava commended city and county leaders for giving residents the option to vote on the issue.

The new law, passed earlier this year and signed into law by Gov. Nathan Deal, allows local leaders to ask voters to decide whether to permit grocery and convenience stores to sell alcohol on Sundays. Georgia had been 1 of just three states that prohibited Sunday retail alcohol sales.

To view a complete list of cities and counties with Sunday sales referendums: http://www.gfia.org

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