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Will you get to vote on Sunday booze sales next month?
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ATLANTA - It was years in the making, but 4 weeks from Tuesday many Georgia voters will be able to decide if take home beer, wine and liquor can be sold in their communities on Sunday.

Some, but not all, will see it on a November 8th ballot.

So how do you know if you will?

Well, that depends on where you live. 

Voters in 89 Georgia cities will get their say, one way or the other, on Sunday sales.

Most of those cities, 59, are in or on the fringes of the greater metro Atlanta area.

Interestingly, only 11 Georgia counties will have it on their November ballot.

Only two of those are in the metro area: Barrow and Cherokee Counties.

The reason is money.

Most cities have elections in odd numbered years, but most counties in even numbered years, which means not until 2012.

Most counties have decided it's not worth paying for a special election this year for just this one issue.

A couple of interesting side notes:

The City of Rome also put it off until next year since they don't have any contested elections next month.

And the joint Athens-Clarke County government, home to what has often been ranked as one of the biggest party universities, has put it off as well.

Athens postponed it until next year's March 6th Georgia Presidential Primary for political reasons.

That's because they have an important sales tax vote next month and they're afraid to mix it with alcohol.

If you want to know if there's a November 8th Sunday sales vote where you live, you'll can find out in this link.

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