Falls Church voter registrar David Bjerke confirmed the final unofficial vote, including absentee ballots, in the City of Falls Church election today, and it confirmed that the referendum authorizing $8.5 million to renovate and expand the Mary Riley Styles Library passed by a wide margin. The “yes” vote for the referendum was 4,902 compared to 2,578 “no” votes.
The presidential race on the ballot in the City of Falls Church tallied 5,810 votes for Hillary Clinton, 1,323 for Donald Trump, with 235 for the Libertarian, 70 for the Green, 228 for the Independent, and 79 write ins. For the U.S. Rep. from the 8th District in Virginia, incumbent Democrat Don Beyer gained 5,605 votes to 1,688 Republican opponent and 327 for the Green candidate. On the two statewide referenda, the #1 anti-labor measure was defeated by 3,013 yes to 4,381 no votes, and #2 on tax exemptions for survivors of first responders killed in action passed, 5,233 for to 2,220 against. A total of 7,860 ballots were cast equaling 85.3 percent of active registered voters.