NEW ALBANY, Miss. (WTVA) -- Voters in New Albany head to the polls today to decide if they want to allow liquor and wine with more than five percent alcohol to be sold in the city.
New Albany Spirit, a local group, spearheaded a petitition drive to put the measure on the ballot.
The city currently allows the sale of beer and light wine.
The election was possible after state lawmakers changed the rules last year to allow a city with a population of 5,000 or more to hold a referendum on alcohol sales.
State law originally required a county-wide vote on sales of liquor.
Union County voters rejected proposals in 2008 and 2011.
Polls will close at 7 p.m.