Castle Rock to recount ballots dealing with future of open carry

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CASTLE ROCK, Colo. — About a month ago, voters in Castle Rock struck down a ban on the open carry of firearms in public buildings and parks.

The special election had two referendums on the ballot. One was a landslide victory, the other came down to 150 votes with voters saying the town manager should lose the authority to ban the open carry law.

There will be a recount Monday because a few special-interest groups and a registered voter put in a request. The original count too 10 days because of pending lawsuits. The recount is expected to last into the evening.

The other referendum, a measure giving residents control of future gun control restrictions, easily passed.

In all, 32,000 ballots were sent out for the mail-in vote and 9,200 were returned. Both measures will be recounted.


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