Proponents of Sunday package sales in Paulding likely weren’t raising their glasses Tuesday night.
According to results posted at the Watson Government Complex in Dallas, 57.1 percent of voters who took part in the alcohol referendum said no to Sunday sales. The no votes took it with 665 ballots to 499 in favor of Sunday sales.
According to the posted results, 1,167 ballots were cast out of the county’s 79,672 registered voters—a turnout of just 1.46 percent.
Deidre Holden, supervisor of the Paulding County Elections office, told Dallas-Hiram Patch the final vote totals were 760 for Sunday sales to 942 against— a larger vote count but still resulting in defeat for the measure. Holden said unofficial vote totals would be posted on the county website on Wednesday.
Though Tuesday’s vote failed, many county residents do not have to drive far to make alcohol purchases on Sunday. In November 2011, Hiram voters approved a measure to allow the city to issue licenses for Sunday package sales of alcohol. The vote in that election was 146 to 117, or 55.5 to 44.5 percent.
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