September 20, 2022 |
Absentee balloting for the Wyoming General Election begins this Friday, September 23rd. Carbon County Clerk Gwynn Bartlett told the board of commissioners that ballots for the various state and local elections have been prepared and were in the process of being printed.
In Wyoming, any qualified voter may vote by absentee ballot. Voters can choose to vote prior to Election Day in person at the county clerk’s office or by requesting a ballot be mailed to you.
Unlike other states, Wyoming does not send unrequested absentee ballots. To request an absentee ballot be sent to you, you must submit your name, residence, mailing address and birth date or social security number to the clerk’s office. Once your information is verified, a ballot will be mailed to you.
Clerk Bartlett said she is also monitoring potential legislation in the corporations committee which could strip the next secretary of state of oversight over elections in Wyoming.
Casper Republican Chuck Gray likely will be the next Wyoming secretary of state. Gray beat Senator Tara Nethercott of Cheyenne by 13,000 votes in the August Primary Election. Wyoming Democrats did not field a candidate in their primary.
Gray’s ascendance to one of the top five elected positions in the state is assured now.
Nethercott, who lost to Gray, sits on the corporations committee. Her defeat led to a failed effort to find a candidate to run as an independent. The Wyoming Republican Party Central Committee censured Senator Cale Case of Fremont County over his effort to lead the campaign.
Gray sponsored the Voter ID bill that was used in this summer’s primary election. He has also questioned the integrity of the 2020 presidential elections in some parts of the country.
The corporations committee is scheduled to meet in mid-October. The agenda of the two days of meetings has not been released.
The 2022 General Election is on Nov. 8, 2022 with polling places operating between the hours of 7 a.m. and 7 p.m.