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Absentee ballots to be counted early

Secretary of State aims to relieve “undue burden” on election night

 

August 13, 2020



On the authority of Secretary of State Ed Buchanan, the process of counting votes for the primary will start a little early this year. A directive sent to county clerks across Wyoming permits the processing of absentee ballots a few days before the election.

The directive is intended to address the fact that a high number of voters are expected to opt for the absentee ballot method for this year’s primary due to the pandemic.

“An influx of absentee ballot requests and absentee ballots returned to the county clerks as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, has placed an undue burden on count...



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