Grand County’s latest unofficial election tally |

Grand County’s latest unofficial election tally

Reid Armstrong
Sky-Hi News
Grand County, CO Colorado
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Nearly 75 percent of Grand County’s registered voters turned out for the Nov. 2, 2010 election – a figure that’s almost unprecedented in a midterm election, according to Grand County Clerk and Recorder Sara Rosene. More than 6,612 voters out of some 8,600 registered voters participated in this election.

“People cared. People cared a lot,” she said.

It was also the first year that voters could bring their mail-in ballot to the precinct on Election Day, an option many people chose, Rosene said.

Grand County voters favored Republican candidates almost across the board Tuesday, with the exception of governor. Voters cast a strong vote for Democrat John Hickenlooper.

Locally, incumbents held their seats, including County Commissioner Gary Bumgarner and Sheriff Rod Johnson.

Grand County and the Town of Fraser approved medical marijuana centers while the towns of Granby and Hot Sulphur Springs rejected them. Fraser also approved a tax on medical marijuana.

Voters also shot down two local measures meant to bolster school budgets as well as local measures to fund road improvements in portions of Winter Park Ranch.

Roughly 150 provisional and unsigned votes have yet to be counted. These will be counted on Nov. 15.

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