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(OPINION) Letters: League of Women’s Voters providing election info; 2022 primary musings


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Dear Casper,

Wyoming absentee voting is underway. With absentee voting starting July 1, many ballots have already been provided to registered voters who have requested one.

In Wyoming, no reason is needed to request an absentee ballot. If you’d like to request an absentee ballot, you can do so by contacting your County Clerk’s Office by phone or in person or by filling out and mailing the form on the Secretary of State’s website (https://sos.wyo.gov/Forms/Elections/General/AbsenteeRequestForm-Standard.pdf).

If you are a new voter or there are changes needed to your registration such as name, address, party affiliation, etc., you must fill out a new registration form before you request an absentee ballot. The easiest way to do this is to go to your County Clerk’s Office and bring your driver’s license. If you do not have a driver’s license, contact your County Clerk’s Office to learn about other acceptable identifications. A notary public must witness your signature; the staff at the County Clerk’s Office can do this

Registration or changes to your registration need to be made by Aug. 1, unless you also complete a ballot at the same time. If you register or change your registration and complete a ballot in-person at the same time, you can do so through Aug. 15. You can also register or change your registration at your polling place on Primary Election Day, Aug. 16.

The League of Women Voters provided questions to all candidates seeking state-wide or legislative office about issues important to Wyoming and related to the office they are seeking. Their responses can be found at Vote411.org.

Wyoming Election information is available at the Wyoming Secretary of State’s website: https://sos.wyo.gov/elections/.

Please visit the Wyoming Secretary of State’s website for information about Election security: https://sos.wyo.gov/Elections/Security/.

Let’s have the highest ever voter turnout on Aug. 16!

Nancy Lockwood, President
League of Women Voters of Wyoming

Dear Casper,

Well, the Wyoming primary is coming around again (like it does every two years). We get to decide who is running for the Democrat and Republican tickets. This is the most important election for the State of Wyoming, even though is a primary.

Currently, we have some newly minted Republicans (from the Democrat Party) running in Aug. 16, 2022, primary.
Now, my questions are:

If the Democrat Party is so much better that the Republican Party, why did you just recently switch? Is this a switch of convenience to run in the Republican primary or a true conversion to Republican principles? Have you abandoned the chaos of the Democratic Party or are you a fake Republican or a RINO?

Will you be just another carpetbagger and bring in people from out of state to positions within the government? We have a congresswoman who is still licensed to practice law in Virginia and still lives there. She then proclaims, “I represent Wyoming people.” Really? When did you start listening to people in Wyoming instead of conducting the Jan. 6 Commission business with their Soviet style hearings?

National politics and policies are hurting people in Wyoming: The high gas prices, high grocery prices, inflation, Critical Race Theory and loss of quality educational opportunities, new pandemic shutdowns, loss of good, high paying jobs, red flag laws and loss of the right to own a gun, rising crime and no bail laws, criminals roaming the streets.

This primary election is the most consequential in years. Your vote makes a difference. Get to know our candidates; are they conservative? Will they be responsive to people needs in Wyoming? We need to preserve our conservative vote in Congress and protect our state from the chaos enveloping the rest of the nation.

How fed up are you with Joe Biden, Nancy Pelosi, Adam Schiff and Liz Cheney?

Remember to vote in the primary on Aug. 16, 2022!

Rose March