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New laws to go into effect

New Wyoming laws that will impact residents of northeast Wyoming are set to become official in a couple of weeks. During the Legislative Budget Session earlier this year, numerous bills were passed with an effective date of July 1.

HEA-23 allows county clerks to start the process of counting absentee ballots on the Thursday or Friday before election day. If a county clerk feels this is necessary, they must first notify the Secretary of State’s Office and each political party, giving them the details to allow for in-person observation.

Allowing absentee votes to be counted early was a measure t...