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Laramie County sees an increase in requests for absentee ballots

The Laramie County Clerk’s office has mailed out a record 13,000 absentee ballots—10,000 more than what is usually sent for a General Election. Twenty percent of those absentee voters have already returned their ballots. County Clerk Debra Lee said 2593 voters have returned their ballots, including the more than 1800 that were delivered on September 25.
A screen of one of Laramie County's voting machines during its test Thursday.
A screen of one of Laramie County's voting machines during its test Thursday.(Will Thomas)
Published: Sep. 27, 2020 at 11:19 PM CDT
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - In the first week of early and absentee voting, more than four thousand Laramie County voters, representing 11 percent of those registered, have already cast their ballots in the 2020 General Election.

Nearly 1800 voted in person in the County’s early voting site in the atrium of the Laramie County Governmental Complex since the start of early voting on Sept. 18.

The Laramie County Clerk’s office has mailed out a record 13,000 absentee ballots—10,000 more than what is usually sent for a General Election.  Twenty percent of those absentee voters have already returned their ballots.  County Clerk Debra Lee said 2593 voters have returned their ballots, including the more than 1800 that were delivered on September 25.

“We’ve received a staggering number of ballots this week, both in the mail and in our drop box.  Voters have really gotten the message to return their ballots as soon as possible,” said Clerk Lee.

During the period of early voting, Laramie County has seen 621 new registrations, bringing the total number of registered voters to 39,087.

The last day for early voting is Monday, Nov. 2.  Voting is underway the atrium of the Laramie County Governmental Complex, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  Persons who are not yet registered to vote can also register at that time.

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