Primary Election sample ballots, voting locations available for Campbell County voters

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GILLETTE, Wyo. — Primary Election Day in Campbell County is Tuesday, Aug. 16.

Voters can find their voting location with an online polling place locator offered by Campbell County. People can search their address to find their voting location. The Elections Office plans to add sample ballots to the map in the future, Elections Coordinator Michelle L. Leiker said.

Voters can pick up sample ballots from Campbell County’s Elections Office, 500 S. Gillette Ave., Suite 1602, Gillette. They can also call the office at 307-686-1892 to request that the office emails or mails a sample ballot to them.

The alternative to voting in person on Aug. 16 is to vote absentee. To request an absentee ballot, voters can mail this form to the Elections Office or email it to Leiker at michelle.leiker@campbellcountywy.gov. They can also call the Elections Office and request an absentee ballot.

Absentee ballot requests have been accepted since Jan. 1, Leiker said. Voters need to request an absentee ballot each election year they wish to receive one.

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Residents can vote absentee in-person at the Elections Office now through 5 p.m. Aug. 15. Office hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

On Aug. 16, voters must cast their ballots at their precinct’s polling location, not the Elections Office. Polls are open that day from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

The Elections Office must receive absentee ballots by 7 p.m. Aug. 16.

Absentee voting gets its name because voters are voting absent from the Election Day polls, Leiker said.

“The results of all absentee ballots, whether they are voted in person in the Elections Office, returned by mail or returned in person to the Elections Office are not known until Election night after the polls close,” she said.

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Voters will need to show ID to vote, regardless of whether they do that at the Elections Office or at their polling site. There are a variety of forms of ID accepted, with details available from the Wyoming Secretary of State’s Office’s website.

Any overseas citizen or domestic or overseas military voter currently registered to vote in Wyoming can submit this form to the Elections Office. Military voters and overseas citizens who are not currently registered to vote in Wyoming can request an absentee ballot through a Federal Post Card Application here. Military and residents of Wyoming who are overseas and want to vote absentee can visit the Wyoming Secretary of State’s website for more information.

After voters select candidates in the primaries, absentee voting for Wyoming’s General Election will begin on Friday, Sept. 23. The General Election is set for Tuesday, Nov. 8.

County 17 has been publishing candidate questionnaires and other election-related stories. Those can be found under the County 17 Elections tab.

More information about Wyoming voting is available at Ballotpedia and on the Wyoming Secretary of State’s website.