The revised Simsbury Town Charter was approved by voters on Tuesday by a wide margin.
Official results of the 2012 election in Simsbury were released Wednesday afternoon by the Simsbury Registrar of Voters. The charter passed with 5,717 votes in favor and 2,327 votes against.
"I'm very pleased that the voters of Simsbury overwhelmingly chose to approve the changes made by the Charter Revision Commission and approved for the ballot by the Board of Selectman," commission member Darren Cunningham said.
The commission was a group of 8 unaffiliated republican and democratic voters who spent over a year working on revising the charter, according to Cunningham.
"Yesterday's voting result confirms the work of the Commission," Cunningham said. "I'd like to thank all the members for their hard work and input and especially congratulate Chairman Rob Heagney on a job well done. The Town of Simsbury continues to be well served by its citizen-volunteers."
Details about the Town Charter revisions can be found here.
Results of the presidential, congressional, senatorial, and statewide races remain, for the most part, unchanged from the results posted Tuesday night.
2012 Simsbury Election Results
PresidentialObama/Biden 6,853 Romney/Ryan 6,710 Anderson/Rodriguez 39 Johnson/Gray 140 Stein/Honkola 9
U.S. SenateLinda McMahon 6,346 Chris Murphy 6,341 Murphy (Working Families) 222 McMahon Independent 289 Passarelli 214
5th Congressional DistrictRoraback (R) 6,464 Esty (D) 6,007 Esty (Working Families) 271 Roraback (Independent) 359 Pistone 2
8th Senatorial DistrictKevin Witkos (R) 7,708 Dan Seger (D) 5,019 Seger (Working Families) 256
16th Assembly DistrictJohn Hampton (D) 6,890 Charity Folk (R) 6,063 Robert Kalechman (I) 134
Revised Town CharterYes 5,717 No 2,327
Results include ballots, absentee ballots, overseas ballots, and handwritten early overseas ballots.