Early voting has been good; New vote center at courthouse working well

(Lander, Wyo.) – Residents of Fremont County have been turning out “in fairly good numbers” for early voting for the August Primary Election, County Clerk Julie Freese told the county commissioners this week.

She said the new vote center in the basement of the courthouse affords more privacy for early voters. Previously, voting booths were set up in the hallway in front of the elections office and persons wishing to vote had to enter the elections office through a doorway to collect their ballots. The office was remodeled and expanded this past year, with a window counter facing the hallway and a vote center set up in a formerly unused office space.

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“It’s a much nicer and more private way for people to vote,” Freese said.

The new voting center in the basement of the courthouse in Lander.

“For the time being—to get registered to vote, you can always come to the Election office in the Courthouse in Lander, but the Riverton City Clerk can help you with getting registered to vote as can all City and Town Halls as well as the Northern Arapaho Tribal Enrollment Office in Ethete,” Freese said. “I will be opening the Riverton Clerk’s Office for early voting (absentee voting) starting August 6, 2018 through August 20, 2018 (for 2 weeks prior to the election and again 2 weeks prior to the November 6, 2018 General Election). We’ll be open for election purposes only from Monday through Friday 9 a.m. -1 p.m. on those days.”

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