Fremont County Commissioners pen open letter in support of County Clerk and Elections Office

Fremont County Commissioners have written an open letter, signed by Chairman Travis Becker, in support of the Fremont County Clerk and Elections Office.

The letter of support comes amid an investigation asked for by the Wyoming Democratic Party. The party reported they believed there were voting issues experienced during the 2018 elections.

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According to the party, residents on the Wind River Indian Reservation reported difficulty voting in two different circumstances. A voter said that an employee at the County Clerk’s office allegedly were told by an employee they’d need a valid driver’s license to vote before the day of the election. Additionally, an incident was reported in which a volunteer at a polling station was reported to be asking voters to read an oath about election procedures, which Democrats said violated a state law.

In May, Fremont County Clerk Julie Freese released a statement about the allegations. 

Also in May, Fremont County Attorney Patrick LeBrun released a conclusion after an investigation, saying there were no violations of Wyoming Election Law regarding either incident.

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