August 3, 2022 |

With less than two to go to Wyoming’s primary election, Carbon County Clerk Gwynn Bartlett provided commissioners with an update Tuesday on absentee voting. When Bartlett reported to the board on July 5th on the topic, she said that about 400-500 absentee ballots had been sent out in the mail. That number has nearly doubled over the ensuing month.

Early voting started July 1st and ends on August 15th. The polls open Election Day—Tuesday, August 16th—at 7a.m, and will remain open until 7 p.m.

If you’re voting at the polls on Election Day, you will need a photo ID. On April 16, 2021, Governor Mark Gordon signed HB75 into law, establishing a photo identification. The rules are not strict, but you’ll need to bring one of the following acceptable forms of ID to vote:

• Driver’s license or state ID issued by any state or U.S. possession
• Valid U.S. Passport
• U.S. military card
• Tribal ID card of any federally recognized tribe
• UW photo ID or from any Wyoming community college or public school
• Valid Medicare or Medicaid card

For people wanting to vote who don’t have an ID, the solution is easy. You can obtain a free photo ID card from the local Drivers Services Office, like the one in Rawlins.

Also, because the next regularly scheduled county commissioners meeting date is Election Day, the meeting has been delayed one week. The commissioners will next meet on Tuesday, August 23rd in Baggs.


Pictured above: Ballot dropbox at Carbon County Courthouse south entrance. Photo by Cali O’Hare/Bigfoot 99.

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