Poll: Should County Residents Be Able To Vote In City Elections?
This week's Townsquare Media of Cheyenne online poll asks whether county residents should be allowed to cast ballots in city elections.
Supporters of that idea argue that county residents end up paying many city taxes, specifically sales taxes in items purchased inside the city limits. They also say that issues such as potholes on city streets and other local concerns affect them as well, especially since they often work in the city, shop there, or otherwise spend time and money there.
But opponents would argue that there is no reason people who don't live inside city limits should get tp vote on, for example, who is Mayor of Cheyenne. The mayor does not directly govern people who live outside the city, so why should they have a vote in that election?
Besides, many would say, where do you draw the line? What is next, allowing everyone in the state to vote in Cheyenne or Casper elections?
Many opponents also point out that the country is governed by the county commission, not the city government.
So what do you think? We'll publish the results of our poll on Monday, September 9.