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CASTLE ROCK, Colo. (AP) - Castle Rock voters may have to wait a week to find out the results of their election on firearms in public spaces.

Town officials said Tuesday night that they won't have results for up to seven days. The all-mail election had garnered 8,100 ballots by late afternoon.

The election will determine who gets to say whether people are allowed to openly carry firearms in public spaces.

In January, the town council voted to allow the open carry of firearms in town buildings and parks but not schools or courts. Residents who opposed the move forced an election on the issue.

Voters are being asked whether future decisions on gun restrictions should be left to voters to decide.

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