LHS Bond Proposal Election on Tuesday (Sample Ballot and Polling Locations)
Albany County voters will be asked to cast ballots for or against a bond proposal that is seeking no more than $25,000,000 to help fund the new Laramie High School.
Items that the bond proposal would help fund at the new high school include a tennis court, an athletic stadium, an expansion of the auditorium and theater, research and design labs among other items. A sample ballot has been provided below by the Albany County Clerk’s Office.
The League of Women Voters has prepared a Frequently Asked Questions page for the bond proposal, it can be found at the LWV website.
Early voting on the issue has been taking place at the Albany County Courthouse since April 23rd. Polls on election day will open at 7:00 am and will remain operational until 7:00 pm. Albany County’s website has set up a polling place locator for people curious about where they may cast their ballots.
Voters not currently registered may do so by close of business on Monday at the Albany County Courthouse or at their polling place on Tuesday. Non-registered voters are encouraged by the County Clerk’s office to download a voter registration form and have it filled out before visiting the courthouse or polling place.
Ballot Language reads as follows:
“Shall the Board of Trustees of Albany County School District Number 1, State of Wyoming (the “District”), be authorized to issue general oblication bonds of the District in aggregate principal amount not to exceed $25,000,000 for the purpose of paying the costs of planning, designing, engineering, constructing, furnishing, and equipping improvements for a new high school, for upgrades and additions not funded by the State of Wyoming, and for a reserve account to fund maintenance and repairs for such a facility in the amount not less than 3% of the bond proceeds; such bonds to mature within 16.5 years of their respective dates, and bearing a maximum rate or rates of interest not to exceed 4.5% per annum; such bonds to be payable from ad valorem property taxes levied against all taxable property in the District imposed pursuant to an ad valorem mill levy imposed without limitation or rate or amount in amounts sufficient, together with other legally available funds of the District, to pay the principal of and interest on bonds in every year; such bonds to be sold on such terms and conditions as the Board of Trustees may determine?”
-Against the bonds