PLATTE COUNTY PROCLAMATION OF PRIMARY ELECTION
I, Malcolm J. Ervin, the duly elected County Clerk in and for the County of Platte, State of Wyoming, do hereby proclaim, in accordance with Wyoming Statute §22-2-109, that:
1) The General Election will be held on the 3rd day of November 2020 between the hours of 7:00 AM and 7:00 PM:
a. Information about polling place locations will be published in the Platte County Record-Times and online at www.plattecountywyoming.com two weeks prior to the primary and general elections;
b. A qualified elector may apply for an absentee ballot at any time except for on election day. In order to request an absentee ballot, you may do so: In person at 800 9th St., Wheatland; By mailing Platte County Clerk, PO Box 728, Wheatland, WY 82201; By emailing [email protected]
c. Any elector who requires assistance to vote because of blindness, disablity or inability to read or write, may be given assistance by a person of the elector’s choice, other than the elector’s employer or agent of that employer or an officer or agent of the elector’s union (W.S. §22-13-113(a)). If you have any questions regarting the accessibility of your polling place, please contact the Office of the County Clerk by calling (307)322-2315 or emailing [email protected]
2) The last day to register to vote with the County Clerk or the Town/City Clerks of Platte County is October 19, 2020. After this date you will need to both register and vote absentee, or you may register and vote at the polls on Election Day.
3) Public notice is hereby given that the following number of Federal, State and County officers shall be elected; judges and justices may seek retention; tax questions will be proposed; and Constitutional amendments will be proposed at the General Election on the 3rd day of November 2020:
a. Federal Officers to be Elected: One (1) President & Vice President of the United States, 4-year term; One (1) U.S. Senator, 6-year term; One (1) U.S. Representative, 2-year term.
b. State Officers to be Elected: One (1) State Senator, Senate District #2, 4-year term; One (1) State Representative, House District #4, 2-year term.
a. County Officers to be Elected: One (1) Platte County Commissioner, 4-year term.
c. Municipal Officers to be Elected: Two (2) Town of Wheatland Council persons, 4-year terms; Two (2) Town of Guernsey Council persons, 4-year terms; Two(2) Town of Chugwater Council persons, 4-year terms; One (1) Town of Chugwater Mayor, 4-year term.
d. State Judicial Officers for Retention: Two (2) Justices of the Supreme Court, 8-year terms; Two (2) Judges of the Circuit Court of the 8th Judicial District, 4-year terms.
e. Circuit Court Magistrate for Retention: One (1) Magistrate of the Circuit Court of the 8th Judicial District, 4-year term.
f. Platte County School Dist. #1: Three (3) School Board Trustees At-Large, 4-year terms.
g. Platte County School Dist. #2: Three (3) School Board Trustees At-Large, 4-year terms.
h. Resource Conservation District: Two (2) District Supervisors – Rural Positions, 4-year terms.
i. Hospital District: Four (4) District Directors, 4-year terms.
j. Senior Citizen Service Dist.: Three (3) District Trustees, 4-year terms.
k. Rural Fire Dist. 1-F: Two (2) District Directors, 4-year terms.
l. Rural Fire Dist. 2-F: One (1) District Director – Glendo Zone, 4-year term.
m. Antelope Gap Rural Fire Dist.: Two (2) District Directors, 4-year terms.
n. Guernsey Rural Fire Dist.: One (1) District Director, 4-year term.
o. Chugwater Cemetery Dist.: Three (3) District Directors, 4-year terms.
p. YO Ranch Service & Improvement Dist.: Two (2) District Directors, 4-year term.
q. Tax Questions: Shall Platte County, Wyoming be authorized to continue a three percent (3%) lodging tax to be used for local travel and tourism promotion.
r. Constitutional Amendment: Constitutional Amendment A – This amendment will remove the constitutionally specified limit on the amount of debt a municipality can create for sewer projects and would allow the legislature to prescribe by law the debt limit for municipal sewer projects.
(2) The filing dates for School Board Trustees and Special Districts are August 5 – 24, 2020, and;
a. School Board Trustees file with the County Clerk for no fee.
b. Special District Directors file with the County Clerk for no fee.
4) All campaign committees, political action committees (PACs) and candidates, whether they are successful or not, must file a statement of contributions and expenditures no later than October 27, 2020. Any amendments to said report must be filed no later than November 13, 2020.
a. Federal, statewide and state legislative candidates must file their statement of contributions and expenditures with the Secretary of State.
b. Candidates for county and municipal offices must file their statement of contributions and expenditures with the Office of the Platte County Clerk.
c. A candidate who fails to file full and complete itemized statements will be subject to penalties prescribed in W.S. §22-25-108.
Proclaimed this 6th day August 2020.
Malcolm J. Ervin, County Clerk
Public Notice No. 10767. To be published in the Platte County Record - Times August 12 and 19, 2020.