Count To Resume On Broomfield Fracking Vote

BROOMFIELD, Colo. (AP) – Election officials in Broomfield are clearing up questions on uncounted ballots on a fracking measure before wrapping up the extremely close count.

Wednesday is the deadline for resolving issues surrounding residency, signatures and other matters. The final count will begin Thursday.

The measure to ban hydraulic fracturing for five years fell 13 votes short of passing in the Nov. 5 election. The tally won’t be official until officials have counted all overseas and military ballots, provisional ballots and other ballots with problems like missing signatures.

Voters in three other Front Range cities passed fracking bans last week.

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