Laramie County Clerk reminding voters to mail in absentees

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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (RELEASE) - If you received an absentee mail ballot for the 1% specific purpose sale and use tax, the Laramie County Clerk recommends you mail your ballot back by Monday, April 24, or make sure it’s delivered to the Clerk’s office before 7 p.m. on May 2.

County Clerk Debra Lee noted that because mail is processed in Denver, voters need to take into account the extra time it will take ballots to reach her office. “If you plan to mail your ballot, we recommend you do so by Monday, April 24, to ensure it arrives in time to be counted on May 2nd,” said Lee. “Another option is for voters to deliver their ballot to our office. So long as we receive your ballot no later than 7:00 p.m. on Election Day, May 2, it will be counted. If ballots arrive after that deadline, we are not permitted to count them.”

Lee also reminds political action committees (PAC) formed in support or opposition to a 6th penny ballot proposition that their contribution report is due in the clerk’s office by Tuesday, April 25. According to the Clerk, five PACS were formed in support of ballot propositions – Citizens for Growth, Continue our Greenway, Connect Laramie County, Justice Improvement, and Make Cheyenne Great.

Early voting is continuing in the Atrium of the Laramie County Governmental Complex, 309 W 20th St., through May 1. Voters may register and cast their ballot early, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Persons registering to vote must provide a government-issued photo ID (Wyoming driving license preferred).

According to Lee, nearly 2000 people have cast their vote early, and close to 880 absentee ballots have been mailed as of Thursday, April 20.

Registered voters may request an absentee ballot by calling the clerk’s election department at (307) 633-4242 or email election@laramiecountyclerk.com . Voters must provide their name, date of birth, address, telephone number or email address where they may contacted.

“If you are requesting an absentee ballot now, we can mail your ballot, but you should plan to hand-deliver it to the clerk’s office to make sure we have it by the May 2nd deadline,” Lee advised.

For more information on the May 2 election, visit laramiecountyclerk.com . Voters may call (307) 633-4242 if they have questions on absentee or early voting, voter registration, or polling places.