By Staff 6-15,2016
Candidates for Cheyenne mayor and city council will be on the dais to explain their positions on a range of issues, during three days of forums presented by the Cheyenne League of Women Voters July 12-14.
The forums will take place in the Cheyenne City Council chamber starting at 6 p.m. They will be streamed live and recorded by Charter Communications so voters can watch (and re-watch) forums to get familiar with the candidates. The schedule:
• Tuesday, July 12: Candidates for mayor in two groups, 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
• Wednesday, July 13: Candidates for Council Ward 1 in two groups, 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
• Thursday, July 14: Candidates for Council Ward 2 at 6 p.m. and Ward 3 at 7:30 p.m.
City races are non-partisan. The primary will select two candidates for each open seat for the General Election.
Cheyenne LWV also is asking all primary candidates in Laramie County for city, county and legislative offices for information for a voter guide that will be available on the Wyoming LWV Website beginning July 5.
In addition, Cheyenne LWV has a booth at the city’s Superday celebration June 25 in Lion’s Park with information on how and where to register and to vote. LWV members will be giving out prizes to youngsters for answering questions about their government.
All these activities are part of LWV’s non-partisan efforts to urge people to be involved in their government, to be informed and to vote.
The 2016 Primary Election is Aug. 16. Absentee voting opens July 7 in the atrium of the Laramie County Government Complex. People also may request the Laramie County Clerk’s office for absentee ballots by mail. You may register to vote at the County Clerk’s office, by mail or at the polls. If you register by mail, you must present a photo ID when you vote. The General Election is Nov. 8.
Cheyenne LWV will have additional General Election resources and activities and will announce those after the Primaries.
Go to the county clerk’s Website www.laramiecountyclerk.com/election to find information on registering and voting, a list of candidates for county commission and a link to the city’s Website for mayor and council candidates.