UPDATE: New Albany beer vote likely to be set tonight

NEW ALBANY – A group apparently has been successful seeking an election to consider the legalization alcohol sales.

New Albany aldermen were expected tonight to set the date for a vote on whether to allow the sale of beer and light wine in the city.

The vote would likely occur after Jan. 1, possibly on Jan. 12.

City Clerk Frankie Roberts said representatives of Union County United for Progress submitted a petition last week calling for an election.

Union County election commissioners certified at least 1,024 names – two more than the 1,022 required to call for a vote.

According to state law, a petition to call for a vote must have 20 percent of the registered voters.

It was unclear today whether the petition contained only 1,024 names or if commissioners quit counting after reaching the required number.

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