Absentee & Early Voting for General Election starts September 23

9-20, 2016

Early voting for the General Election starts Friday, September 23, at 8:30 a.m. in the Atrium of the Laramie County Governmental Complex. The voting site, located at 309 W. 20th Street in Cheyenne, will be open until November 7 for those who wish to cast their ballots early.

Laramie County Clerk Debra Lee said the clerk’s office will also start mailing absentee ballots to the more than 2400 voters who have already requested them.

“During the August Primary Election, nearly 3700 voters– 19% of all those casting ballots—voted early at our Atrium polling site,” said Lee. “It’s very popular with voters who can stop by the polling site to register, vote, or pick up election information while they are in the county building on other business.”

The Atrium polling site is open Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m., with the exception of legal holidays. The last day voters can vote early in the Atrium is Monday, November 7. Voters may have an absentee ballot mailed to them by calling the election office at (307) 633-4242 or by sending an email to election@laramiecountyclerk.com.

Offices appearing on the general election ballot include: U.S. President, U.S. representative, state senators, state representatives, county commissioners, Cheyenne mayor, city council, community college trustees, and school board members. Voters will also vote on the retention of Supreme Court justices, district and circuit court judges. In addition, voters will have three ballot measures to consider: a proposed amendment to the Wyoming Constitution to allow the legislature to invest additional specified state funds in equities, a conservation district tax, and an economic development sales tax to support the Children’s Museum.

Persons who wish to register to vote may do so at the Atrium polling site, at any town clerk’s office or on Election Day at a vote center polling place. In order to register, a person must be a U.S. citizen, a resident of Laramie County, and be 18 years old by Election Day. Convicted felons must have had their civil or voting rights restored in order to register and vote. Registrants are required to provide a government-issued photo ID, preferably a Wyoming driver’s license.
For more information on voter registration or elections, call the Laramie County Clerk’s Election Office at (307) 633-4242 or visit the website at: http://www.laramiecountyclerk.com/elections.aspx