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Columbus moves vote on alcohol sales to November

COLUMBUS, GA (AP) - The Columbus Council will move a proposed referendum on Sunday alcohol sales from the July 31 primary ballot to the Nov. 6 general election.

The Columbus Ledger-Enquirer reports said the move in hopes of getting more voter participation in the decision.

Nancy Boren, director of elections and registration, said she would expect a turnout of about 40% for a primary election, such as the July 31 election, compared to 60% to 70% for a presidential election.

Jerry Luquire of Columbus, who is president of the Georgia Christian Coalition and an outspoken opponent of Sunday alcohol sales, said if council's desire is to have the most people possible participating, they did the right thing in moving the vote to the general election.

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