Secretary of State Ed Murray Encourages Wyoming to Vote

Press ReleaseWyoming’s 2016 General Election takes place on Tuesday, November 8th. Secretary of State Ed Murray is encouraging all eligible voters to cast their vote. There have already been 71,799 absentee ballots requested by voters in Wyoming and 63,175 absentee or in-person absentee ballots have been cast.

Voting is one of the most important rights we have as citizens. If you already voted, that is great. If you haven’t, you’ll have the opportunity to exercise that most sacred right through Tuesday, November 8th, at 7:00 p.m. I encourage every citizen to become informed and to go cast your vote. Every vote counts,” said Secretary Murray.

For a full listing of all state-level candidates running for office in Wyoming this year, visit: http://soswy.state.wy.us/Elections/Docs/2016/2016_General_Roster.pdf.

The public may also find campaign finance information from state-level candidates, excluding those running for federal office, as well as their candidate committees, and political action committees, by viewing their campaign finance reports on file with the Secretary of State’s Office: https://www.wycampaignfinance.gov/.

For those who plan to vote on Election Day, Wyoming law requires that employees be given one hour off of work to vote on Election Day. The law stipulates that the hour off may not be a meal hour and may be selected at the employer’s discretion. From absentee voting to this guaranteed hour on Election Day, there is no excuse not to vote,” said State Election Director Kai Schon.

All polling places and vote centers across Wyoming will be open on Election Day, November 8th, between 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. To find a polling place, visit: http://soswy.state.wy.us/Elections/PollPlaceLookup-VIP.aspx.

The Secretary of State’s Office works side-by-side with Wyoming’s 23 County Clerks in overseeing and administering Wyoming’s elections. For a complete listing of Wyoming’s County Clerks, visit: https://soswy.state.wy.us/Elections/Docs/WYCountyClerks.pdf.


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