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By Karla Pomeroy
Staff Writer 

It's official: Canvassing board verifies Tuesday's election

Ward 3 resident qualifies as write-in candidate


August 19, 2016

Karla Pomeroy

The canvassing board of Democrat LaVertha Gotier and Republican Joan Skinner share a laugh after finishing verifying the votes in Ten Sleep and before moving on to the next precinct Thursday afternoon.

WORLAND - While the county commission race garnered the most write-ins, only three write-in votes impacted any race during Tuesday's election.

Washakie County Clerk Mary Grace Strauch said the canvassing board of Democrat Lavertha Gotier and Republican Joan Skinner verified the election with no changes to any race. The board also verified write-ins with Michael Neufer receiving enough votes for the Ward 3 four-year term, currently held by Marcus Sanchez.

Strauch said Neufer has five days from official notification to decide if he will accept the write-in nomination. "I've contacted his wife...

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