ALBANY COUNTY, WYOMING
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2016 - GENERAL ELECTION DAY
LAST DAY TO REGISTER TO VOTE: Monday, October 24, 2016. A person may register at an absentee polling place after the statutory close of registration, as provided in W.S. 22-3-102, upon doing so they must also cast their absentee ballot according to the provisions of W.S. 22-3-117(a). Registration is permitted at the polls on General Election Day.
ABSENTEE VOTING: Any qualified registered elector may vote by absentee ballot. A qualified elector who leaves the state with the intent to make his residence elsewhere may vote by absentee ballot in Wyoming until he has met the residency requirement in his new state of residence.
A qualified elector may apply for an absentee ballot at anytime during the calendar year in which the election is held, but not on the day of the election. A qualified elector may apply for an absentee ballot either in person, in writing, (Albany County Clerk, Courthouse, Suite 202, Laramie, Wyoming 82070) or by telephone (721-2546). Absentee voting at the County Clerk’s office will began on Friday, September 23, 2016.
VOTING ASSISTANCE: Not more than one (1) person may occupy a voting booth at any time, except that any elector who requires assistance to vote because of blindness, disability or inability to read or write may be given assistance by a person of the elector’s choice, other than the elector’s employer or an agent of that employer or an officer or agent of the elector’s union.
If you have questions regarding the accessibility of your polling place, please contact the Election Office at 721-2546.
PARTISAN OFFICERS TO BE ELECTED:
No. Title Term
1 United States President & Vice-President 4 years
1 United States Representative 2 years
1 State Senator – District 10 4 years
1 State Representative - House District 13 2 years
1 State Representative - House District 14 2 years
1 State Representative - House District 45 2 years
1 State Representative - House District 46 2 years
1 State Representative - House District 47 2 years
1 County Commissioner 4 years
NON-PARTISAN OFFICERS TO BE ELECTED:
No. Title Term
WY Supreme Court – Judge Retention
3 Justices of the WY Supreme Court 8 years
2nd Judicial District – Judge Retention
1 District Court Judge – Judge B 6 years
Members of Laramie City Council
2 Ward 1 4 years
2 Ward 2 4 years
1 Ward 3 4 years
Albany County School District No. 1
3 Area “A” Trustees 4 years
1 At-Large Trustee 4 years
Albany County Fire District #1
2 Directors 4 years
Albany County Hospital District
3 Trustees 4 years
Laramie Rivers Conservation District
2 Rural Supervisors 4 years
1 Urban Supervisor 4 years
PROPOSED CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT A:
Currently, the Wyoming Constitution allows the legislature to authorize the investment of public employee retirement systems funds and permanent state funds in equities, such as stock or shares in private or public companies. Permanent funds of the state include funds designated as permanent funds by the Constitution. The Wyoming Constitution does not allow the state to invest any other funds in equities. The adoption of this amendment would allow the legislature, by two-thirds vote of the members of both houses, to authorize the investment of additional specified state funds in equities.
CAMPAIGN REPORTING REQUIREMENTS: Wyoming Statute 22-25-106(a)(i) specifies that every candidate shall file a fully itemized statement of contributions at least seven (7) days before any primary, general or special election with information required by this subsection current to any day from the eighth day up to the fourteenth day before the election. Every candidate, whether successful or not, shall file a fully itemized statement of contributions and expenditures within ten (10) days after any primary, general or special election per W.S. 22-25-106(a)(ii) and (iii).
Per W.S. 22-25-108(a), candidates shall be given notice prior to an election that failure to file, within the time required, a full and complete itemized statement of contributions and a statement of contributions and expenditures shall subject the candidate to civil penalties as provided in subsection (e) of this section, which states that any candidate failing to file the reports required by W.S. 22-25-106 within the times required by that section is subject to a civil penalty and costs, including reasonable attorney’s fees not to exceed five hundred dollars ($500.00), as hereinafter provided. An action to impose a civil penalty may be prosecuted by and in the name of any candidate adversely affected by the violation, any political party, any district attorney or the attorney general. No filing fee shall be charged for the filing of an action under this subsection nor shall a fee be charged for service of process. Civil penalties shall be paid to the clerk of court for deposit to the public school fund of the county in which the fine was assessed. The civil penalty imposed under this subsection shall be not more than one thousand dollars ($1,000.00).
Except as otherwise provided in this section, any political action committee, candidate’s campaign committee, or any political action committee formed under federal law or the law of another state that contributes to a Wyoming political action committee or to a candidate’s campaign committee, and any other organization supporting or opposing any ballot proposition which expends any funds in any primary, general or special election shall file an itemized statement of contributions at least seven (7) days before the election current to any day from the eighth day up to the fourteenth day before the election and shall also file a statement of contributions and expenditures within ten (10) days after a primary, general or special election per W.S. 22-25-106(b)(i).
Per W.S. 22-25-101(b), a political action committee and a candidate’s campaign committee, except those formed under federal law, shall file a statement of formation within ten (10) days after formation. This filing is required when any political action committee or candidate’s campaign committee is formed, whether before an election to aid in the campaign or formed after an election to defray campaign debts incurred. The chairman and treasurer of a committee shall be separate individuals. The statement of formation shall list the name and mailing address of the committee, name and address of the committee chairman and treasurer, date committee formed and the purpose of committee. The statement of formation shall be filed in those offices as provided by W.S. 22-25-107.
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