- Associated Press - Tuesday, September 23, 2014

PONTOTOC, Miss. (AP) - After waiting seven days for a mandatory deadline to pass, the sale of liquor inside the city limits of Pontotoc has been approved.

The final tally stands at 832 votes for and 830 against after four photo affidavit ballots were examined and counted shortly after 5 p.m. Tuesday.

The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports (https://bit.ly/Y3VROv ) after poll ballots, absentee ballots and 50 non-photo affidavit ballots were counted last week the vote to legalize liquor sales was tied at 829.

Five people had until Tuesday to present a photo ID for their ballots to be counted. Four produced the necessary documents by the deadline and the Pontotoc City Election Commission counted their votes.

The ballots also changed the final vote on beer/light wine sales to 851 for and 796 against.

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Information from: Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal, https://djournal.com

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