Voters reject school tax overrides, dissolve Fraser Sanitation District |

Voters reject school tax overrides, dissolve Fraser Sanitation District

Drew Munro
Sky-Hi Daily News
Grand County, CO Colorado
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Grand County voters rejected two school tax override ballot issues Tuesday, while Hot Sulphur Springs voters tentatively approved two tax increases and citizens dissolved the Fraser Sanitation District at the polls.

County Clerk and Recorder Sara Rosene emphasized that the results are preliminary and 28 ballots countywide remain in limbo as some were not signed and election judges were unsure about the signatures on others.

Some of the races were close enough that the outstanding ballots could alter the outcome, Rosene said. Those votes should be counted by Nov. 12 after the voters who cast the ballots are contacted and election judges have a chance to examine the ballots in more detail.

Out of more than 9,000 ballots sent out, 3,784 were returned in the preliminary count, she said.

Unofficial results from the election were as follows:


Yes (to dissolve): 140

No (to retain): 97


Question 3B (technology tax override)

Yes: 1,262

No: 1,691

Unopposed candidates

Tom Sifers: 1,726

Gale Delphia: 1,642

Barbara Ahrens: 1,585


Referred question 3A (tax override)

Yes: 272

No: 498

School board four-year terms (top four finishers elected)

Susan Ritschard: 605

Christina Whitmer: 485

Audrey Gasvoda: 398

Timothy Thompson: 529

Brendan Gale: 585

School board two-year term

David Skinner: 284

Brett Davidson: 401


Measure 2A (Additional 3 mills tax )

Yes: 105

No: 102

Measure 2B (Keep excess revenues from existing mill levy)

Yes: 125

No: 82

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