On November the 10th, Cheyenne residents will have to decide whether or not to keep the current form of city government, or switch to city administrator?
Beginning today, city residents can request an absentee ballot. According to Laramie County Clerk Debbye Lathrop, because this is a special election, the absentee ballot rules and regulations have changed compared to a federal election. While there will still be a 40 day voting period, Cheyenne voters will only be able to cast their absentee ballots via the mail.
One of the main differences in the absentee special election process is that Cheyenne residents would cast their absentee ballots at a specific polling station. Lathrop says one of the reasons why the city decided to go with a mailed in absentee process is the short notice and prep time of November election. Another reason was the cost effectiveness of the process.
Cheyenne voters can begin the process by calling the county clerk’s office and request their ballot, or they can visit their office at 309 West 20th Street.