In November, some Georgia municipalities will decide if restaurants can serve alcohol starting at 11 a.m. on Sunday.
In May, Gov. Nathan Deal signed SB 17, which allows local governments to put the referendum on their ballots. Currently, restaurants in Georgia cannot serve alcohol before 12:30 p.m. on Sundays.
The deadline to place the referendum on the ballot in time for November’s general election is Wednesday, state election officials told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Any change made by a city or county would not affect sales of alcohol at retail stores, which will still have to wait until 12:30 p.m.
Here are the local governments who have already done so, according to the Georgia Restaurant Association.
- Flowery Branch
- Holly Springs
- Johns Creek
- Peachtree City
- Powder Springs
- Sandy Springs
- Tybee Island
- Villa Rica
*The city of Atlanta, which is not included on the GRA’s list, has passed an ordinance to add the referendum to its November ballots.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.