Recount could determine Broomfield fracking vote

12:41 PM, Nov 7, 2013   |    comments
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BROOMFIELD, Colo. (AP) - The results of Broomfield's fracking vote will likely be determined by a recount.

The proposed five-year hydraulic fracturing ban fell 13 votes short of passing in Tuesday night's initial count. However, the tally won't be official until all overseas and military ballots, provisional ballots and other ballots with problems like missing signatures are counted and certified by Nov. 19.

The grassroots group that backed the measure expects the final tally to be close enough to trigger an automatic recount required under state law. If it's not, members plan to pay for a recount.

Overseas and military voters have until Wednesday to get their ballots in. In addition, 363 faulty ballots could be counted.

County clerk Jim Candalarie (CAN'-dah-lair-ee) says a recount could take two or three days.

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