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Westminster will get a new City Counciland Mayor, with voters turning out all but one incumbent City Council in early returns for the city's Nov. 2 ballot.
Nancy McNally had picked up 10,662 votes …
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Anita Seitz, 10,825 votes (49.2%)
Nancy McNally, 11,192 votes (50.8%)
Obi Ezeadi, 11,312 votes (13.9%)
David DeMott, 10,995 votes (13.5%)
Bruce Baker, 10,011 votes (12.3%)
Sarah Nurmela, 9,865 votes (12.1%)
Kristine Ireland, 9,747 votes (12.0%)
Jon Voelz, 9,212 votes (11.3%)
Kathryn Skulley, 8,531 votes (10.5%)
Kathleen Dodaro, 7,389 votes (9.1%)
Karen Kalavity, 4,215 votes (5.2%)
Ballot Issue 3G: Amend Recall provisions in the city charter that merges recalls with general and special elections.
Yes 17,533 votes (77.8%)
No 5,001 votes (22.2%)
Ballot Issue 3H: Background checks for elected officials and city employees
Yes 18,850 votes (82.7%)
No 3,933 votes (17.3%)
Ballot Issue 3I: Gender-neutral pronouns in the City Charter.
Yes 11,053 votes (48.2%)
No 11,880 votes (51.8%)
Ballot Issue 3J: Establish a commission to research geographic wards for City Councilors.
Yes 9,642 votes (43.7%)
No 12,414 votes (56.3%)
Ballot Issue 3K: Allow marijuana sales in the city.
Yes 12,094 votes (52.3%)
No 11,033 votes (47.7%)
Ballot Issue 3L: 5% tax on marijuana sales.
Yes 11,528 votes (49.3%)
No 11,869 votes (50.7%)
Ballot Issue 3M: Increase public safety sales tax by .015 of one percent.
Yes 9,911 votes (42.5%)
No 13,428 votes (57.5%)
Ballot Issue 3N: $15 million bond issue extension for open space, parks and trails.
Yes 12,557 votes (53.6%)
No 10,858 votes (46.4%)
Unofficial results as of 8:22 a.m.
(Source: Adams and Jefferson County Clerks and Recorder and Colorado Secretary of State)
Westminster will get a new City Council and Mayor, with voters turning out all but one incumbent City Council in early returns for the city's Nov. 2 ballot.
Nancy McNally had picked up 11,992 votes compared to current Mayor Anita Seitz' 10,825 votes, according to the unofficial results.
In the City Council race, Obi Ezeadi, current councilor David DeMott, former councilor Bruce Baker and Sarah Nurmela were leading five other candidates for the four open seats as of 8:21 a.m. Wednesday. Among those six candidates were two incumbents, Jon Voelz and Kathryn Skulley.
Voelz, Skully and Seitz were all the subject of a recall effort earlier this year, although voters only gathered enough signatures to challenge Voelz. He won that vote in July.
Voters also settled a number of ballot issues, turning down a plan to research creating City Council wards or voting districts and a new sales tax for public safety infrastructure. A ballot issue that would have required the city to remove gendered pronouns from the City Charter also failed.
Voters were more favorable for a plan to change recall provisions in the charter, merging them with regular or special elections going forward. Voters also approved allowing background checks for future City employees and officials and extending Westminster's sales tax that is set aside for trails and open spaces.
Measures allowing the sale of marijuana and taxing those sales were split. As of Wednesday morning, Ballot issue 3K, allowing the sale of marijuana sales in the city was winning 52% to 48%. A companion ballot issue 3L, creating a 5% tax on those sales was failing. In that vote, 57.5 percent were opposed to the new tax while 42.5 favored it.
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