Pitkin County voters in line with state results | AspenTimes.com

Pitkin County voters in line with state results

Staff report

In line with state results, Pitkin County residents voted against Amendment 66, the $950 million income tax hike that would have funded public schools, and in support of Proposition AA, the hefty tax on recreational marijuana sales.

With 4,657 votes cast, unofficial results show that 56 percent of Pitkin County voters were against Amendment 66. At the state level, 65 percent of the 1.3 million votes cast opposed the amendment.

On Proposition AA — which will impose a 15 percent excise tax on the wholesale price and an initial 10 percent sales tax on the retail price for recreational marijuana — 66 percent of the 4,615 Pitkin County voters showed their approval. Statewide, 1.3 million votes were cast, with 65 percent in favor of Proposition AA.

Janice K. Vos Caudill, Pitkin County’s clerk and recorder, said voter turnout for the two measures in Pitkin County was about 40 percent of actively registered voters. Fewer than 35 provisional and mail-in ballots are pending.

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