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Posted: Wednesday, September 26, 2012 10:00 am | Updated: 10:11 am, Wed Sep 26, 2012.

The question of whether or not alcoholic beverages may be sold legally in Randolph County will be on the November 6 presidential election ballot.

The upcoming referendum is the result of petitions certified by the Randolph County Board of Registrars and filed in the Probate Office on Monday. The number of signatures of Randolph County voters needed to put the question up for a vote was 1,881. The registrars certified that 1,989 valid signatures were submitted.

The names had been verified earlier, but because an election must be held within 45 days of the date the certification is filed, this was not done until Monday to keep from having to call a special election prior to the general election in November.

The ballot question will read: "Do you favor the legal sale and distribution of alcoholic beverages within Randolph County?"

The reason 1,881 valid signatures were required is because that figure is 25 percent of the county voters actually voting in the last previous general election.

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