Absentee ballots for the August 18 Primary Election can be sent to the Campbell County Elections Office, as of yesterday, Elections Clerk Charity Stewart explained during a phone interview with County 17.
Absentee voting has been introduced this year, in response to COVID-19, to provide an option for individuals who will not physically appear at the polls, Stewart noted. Now, registered voters can simply fill out the ballot and send it back to the election’s office. It’s as easy as that.
“Absentee voting is for the people who either can’t, or don’t want to, go to the polls on election day,” Stewart said. “Registered voters should have received a form in the mail, but if they didn’t then they can send us a request, too.”
Stewart reported Tuesday that 2,215 absentee voting forms have been requested throughout Campbell County.
The Wyoming Secretary of State website explains the required information for absentee ballot requests and answers additional questions that a home-bound voter could need answered.
For first-time voters who have yet to register: Grab your valid ID and visit Stewart down at the Campbell County Elections Office, located inside the Campbell County Courthouse.
Registration is free and takes less than 10 minutes, she added.