Cheyenne League of Women Voters Forum Explains 6th Penny Election

CLWV 3-16-17

The Cheyenne League of Women Voters is assembling experts for a public panel discussion on Laramie County’s “6th penny” election to explain the projects and how they were selected for the ballot. The panel is March 23, and it will be recorded for broadcast and viewing online.

The ballot for the May 2 special election lists nine projects (and the revenue needed to fund them) that were approved by a two-thirds vote of county, city and town governments in Laramie County. This is also known as a “special purpose” tax, because it adds a 1 percent sales tax to county purchases only until the needed revenue is raised. It is called a “6th penny,” because it is added to the existing 5 percent sales tax.

The LWV forum is 12-1 p.m. March 23, in the Cheyenne City Council chambers. Confirmed participants are members of the Laramie County Commission and Cheyenne Mayor Orr. Mayors from Albin, Burns and Pine Bluffs have been invited to talk about their projects. Laramie County Clerk Debra Lee also will be present to explain the ballot and voting.

Charter Communications will broadcast the forum on its public access Channel 192, and Cheyenne LWV will post on YouTube.

For a full description of the nine projects, go to the Laramie County Clerk’s Website:

Agency representatives also are attending open houses to discuss the projects:
March 21, 5 p.m. – Youth Activities and Community Center at Romero Park
March 23, 5 p.m. – Archer Fair M building
March 28, 5 p.m. – Kiwanis Community House

Contact Cheyenne LWV at