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By Marcus Huff
Staff Writer 

Absentee voting begins today for general election


September 21, 2018

WORLAND – Voters across the state have the opportunity to request an absentee ballot, starting today, in advance of the general election on Nov. 6.

In addition to candidates for public office, Washakie county voters will be able to vote for a continuance of a 4 percent lodging tax, and a general tax of one cent for a variety of use.

Seven tax-entitled entities, the City of Worland, the Town of Ten Sleep, the Worland and Ten Sleep senior centers, the Worland Community Center, Crisis Prevention and Response Center and Worland Fire Protection District No. 1 would benefit from the general tax.

The City of Worland would receive 42 percent of available funds; Worland Community Center 25 percent (down from current level of 28 percent), Town of Ten Sleep 15 percent, Worland Fire Department 6 percent (down from original request of 10 percent), Worland and Ten Sleep Senior centers 5 percent each and Crisis Prevention 2 percent.

Voters most recently supported the general purpose optional one-cent tax in 2014 with 64 percent of Washakie County voters in favor. The current tax will be collected through June 30, 2019.

Absentee ballots may be obtained from the County Clerk’s office, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.  Voters can also call (307) 347-3131 to request a ballot, or email at 

A Wyoming driver’s license is required for all voter registration. The general election will be held Nov. 6., with polls open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.  


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