Malfunction changes Forest Park Sunday sales vote

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FOREST PARK, Ga.,None - Voters in Forest Park will get a chance to buy alcohol on Sunday, even though early election results showed they voted down a referendum.

City leaders announced Wednesday morning that a malfunction of the accumulator on the voting machines caused a miscalculation of votes.

Forest Park was one of only two local communities to vote down a local Sunday alcohol sales referendum. The other was the city of Palmetto.

Forest Park officials told Channel 2 Action News they won’t be able to repair the accumulator until Thursday, and that’s when the election superintendent will recount all votes cast.

Officials said when they reviewed the new election results, it did not change any races involving a candidate, but it did change the outcome of the Sunday alcohol sales vote.

Final recounts and certification will take place Thursday at 9 a.m. at Forest Park City Hall.

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