Election Results Finalized; Swearing In Ceremony is Tuesday

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. –  The Swearing In Ceremony for Mayor John Suthers and City Councilors Bill Murray, Tom Strand and Wayne Williams will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday on the south steps of the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum. Election results were certified and became official as of 1:00 p.m. today. A total of 98,384 ballots were counted for the 2019 Municipal Election. The final results are posted here.

Swearing In Ceremony

The date and time of the swearing in ceremony is set by City Charter. This year’s event will include remarks by elected officials, musical performances by the Colorado Springs Children’s Chorale, the Voices of Triumph Emmanuel Missionary Baptist Church choir and the Colorado Springs Conservatory. Olympic bronze medal-winning wrestler J’den Cox will sing the National Anthem. The ceremony will be immediately followed by a reception at the Pioneers Museum. The ceremony and reception are both open to the public.

The event will be broadcast on the city’s facebook page (@cityofCOS) and will be recorded and played later on SpringsTV.

Vermijo Street will be closed from 8 a.m. – 11 a.m. for the ceremony. The public is advised to use alternate routes and that parking in that area will be limited. City garages will be open per usual.

Election Results

Per the final count, a total of 98,384 ballots were counted in the 2019 general municipal election, for a turnout of 37.11%. Mayor John Suthers was re-elected with 72.51% of the vote.

In the City Council At-Large race, Wayne Williams received the most votes with 47,622 followed by Bill Murray with 31,610. Tom Strand received 31,107 votes.

Issue 1 failed as 67.42% of voters voted No.