Laramie County Voters Confused By Absentee Voting Form Mailer
Laramie County Clerk Debra Lee says her office is getting calls about a recent mailer that includes a form requesting an absentee ballot for Tuesday's primary election.
The mailer is being sent out by a political candidate whom Lee did not identify. She says no laws are being broken, and the forms are publicly available on the Wyoming Secretary of State's website. Lee says the County Clerk's name appears on the address label, but in fact, the forms are not being sent out by her office.
The mailings are confusing some voters who receive them, according to Lee.
A news release from her office goes on to say:
''The County Clerk’s office reminds voters they have three options for casting their ballot, one of which is by absentee mail ballot. Voters can vote early in the Atrium of the Laramie County Governmental Complex, 309 W 20th St., weekdays through Mon., Aug. 15, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. On Primary Election Day, Tues., Aug. 16, voters can cast their ballot, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., at any one of seven vote center locations in the County. Voters may request an absentee ballot; however, they are not permitted to request one on the day of the election. Absentee ballots must be received by the Clerk’s office not later than 7 p.m. on Election Day, Aug. 16, in order to be counted.''
Wyoming's primary election is next Tuesday, August 15th. Major party candidates for a variety of state and local offices ranging from Governor of Wyoming to county sheriff's races will be chosen.
Municipal candidates, such as for mayor and city council will also be chosen, but in Wyoming those races are non-partisan, meaning candidates do not run as Democrats or Republicans. Instead, the top two vote-getters for each open seat on Tuesday will advance to the general election. In Cheyenne, the mayor is not up for election, but three city council seats are on the ballot.
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