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2020 Voting Changes

Voters Are Seeing Changes to How You Vote Due to The Global Pandemic
FILE—In this June 13, 2019 file photo, an Investigator with the Office of the City Commissioners, demonstrates the ExpressVote XL voting machine at the Reading Terminal Market in Philadelphia.   As the Nov. 3 2020 presidential vote nears, there are fresh signs that the nation’s electoral system is again under attack from foreign adversaries.
Intelligence officials confirmed in recent days that foreign actors are actively seeking to compromise the private communications of “U.S. political campaigns, candidates and other political targets” while working to compromise the nation's election infrastructure.
FILE—In this June 13, 2019 file photo, an Investigator with the Office of the City Commissioners, demonstrates the ExpressVote XL voting machine at the Reading Terminal Market in Philadelphia. As the Nov. 3 2020 presidential vote nears, there are fresh signs that the nation’s electoral system is again under attack from foreign adversaries. Intelligence officials confirmed in recent days that foreign actors are actively seeking to compromise the private communications of “U.S. political campaigns, candidates and other political targets” while working to compromise the nation's election infrastructure.(Matt Rourke | AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
Published: Aug. 3, 2020 at 7:49 PM CDT
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - The global pandemic has impacted everyone and is changing how we vote. In Cheyenne, there is still the option to in person voting at the polls. But there are also other ways that are becoming more popular for voters who are not comfortable with at the poll voting.

Clerks have taken the necessary steps and precautions following CDC guidelines and recommendations in order for voters to maintain social distancing, and ensure their safety while voting at the polls.

Voting machines are separated from one another and for safety, voters can now use a straw that eliminates the need for voters to touch the screen or the machines in order to cast their ballot.

Three options voters can take this year are Absentee voting which has grown in popularity. Early voting which many Cheyenne citizens have opted to doing now. Then of course in-house voting on election day.

Those that wish to go the absentee ballot route, Debra Lee Laramie County Clerk, strongly advises that you make a request this week.

She says, ““If you have not requested an absentee ballot or wish to request one. Do it this week, so that the ballot has time to reach you, you’re able to review it and it has time to get back to us to count the vote.”

Absentee ballots are not available the day of the election. If you wish to vote early, you are able to do so until August 17th.

The primary elections for Laramie County will be held August 18th.

For more information on how to navigate the voting changes click the link below.

<a href=“https://elections.laramiecountyclerk.com/>Voting Information Here</a>

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