Public Notice No. 5441


PRIMARY ELECTION PROCLAMATION
NIOBRARA COUNTY, WYOMING

PRIMARY ELECTION – AUGUST 18, 2020

MAY 14 - 29, 2020 – CANDIDATE FILING PERIOD FOR PRIMARY ELECTION
Federal and State candidates file applications with the Secretary of State.  County and Precinct Committee candidates file applications with the County Clerk.   
 
PARTISAN OFFICERS TO BE NOMINATED AT THE PRIMARY ELECTION BY EACH PARTY

1 United States Senator                                  6-year term
1 United States Representative                        2-year term  
1 State Representative- House District 02         2-year term  
1 County Commissioner                                  4-year term

PARTISAN OFFICES TO BE ELECTED AT THE PRIMARY ELECTION

Note: 6-2 South Lusk is entitled to two (2) Republican committeemen and committeewomen (WSS 22-4-101(b))
1 Republican Committeeman                            2-year term            
1 Republican Committeewoman                        2-year term              
1 Democratic Committeeman                           2-year term            
1 Democratic Committeewoman                       2-year term

W.S. 22-4-101(b) Committeemen and women shall be electors registered in the party and resident in the precinct.

Names of candidates will be rotated on the official ballots and will not always appear in the order indicated on the sample ballots.

POLLS ARE OPEN FROM 7:00 A.M. TO 7:00 P.M. ON THE DAY OF ELECTION  

Polling Place locations are as follows (unless changes arise as a result of COVID-19)

1-2 Warren – Rennard’s Garage –19609 US Hwy 85, Lusk
3-2 Hat Creek – Stage Station – 869 Stage Rd., Lusk
4-1 Lance Creek – Lance Creek Elementary School – 325 20 Mile Rd., Lance Creek
6-1 & 6-2 North & South Lusk – Niobrara Co. Fairgrounds – 4080 US Hwy 20, Lusk
7-1 Manville – Manville Town Hall – 651 5th St., Manville, WY

If a voter requires assistance to vote at the polls by reason of blindness, disability, or inability to read or write, he may be given assistance by a person of his choice.  If there are any additional questions regarding the accessibility of a polling place or use of ADA equipment to mark your ballot, please contact the County Clerk.

VOTER REGISTRATION
Voter Registration closes for Primary Election………………………………………………………… August 3, 2020
(You may register to vote at the Courthouse during the 14-day prior period prior to the election, provided you cast your absentee ballot immediately after registering to vote.)

PRIMARY ELECTION DAY- Voters may register and vote at their polling places.  A photo ID is required.

ABSENTEE VOTING- Absentee ballots will be available from July 2 - Aug 17, 2020.  A qualified elector may apply for an absentee ballot at any time by applying either in person, in writing, or by phone, provided they are registered to vote.   If a qualified elector is unable to be at the polls, they may vote absentee.   If the ballot is not to be picked up by the elector, the address to which the absentee ballot is to be mailed, or the name of the individual the elector designates in writing to deliver the ballot to the elector is required.  Ballots must be returned to the clerk’s office by 7:00 p.m. on August 18, 2020, to be counted.  Absentee ballots will not be available on Election Day.  

CAMPAIGN REPORTING REQUIREMENTS- Each Candidate and Candidate’s Committee, except precinct committee people, whether successful or not, shall file a fully itemized Statement of Contributions and Expenditures Report seven (7) days before the Primary Election- August 11, 2020 and seven (7) days before the General Election- October 27, 2020 for the General Election.  

The candidate/committee shall file any amendments to a filed report within ten (10) days after a primary, general or special election. WS 22-25-106(b)(i);(a)(i).    

A person found guilty of violating Wyoming campaign finance statutes is subject to criminal charges. Failure to file a required report could result in a two hundred dollar ($200.00) civil penalty. WS 22-25-108(f).
   
GENERAL ELECTION TO BE HELD ON NOVEMBER 3, 2020


AUGUST 5-24, 2020 – CANDIDATE FILING PERIOD FOR SCHOOL, COLLEGE, & SPECIAL DISTRICTS
File applications for election with the County Clerk.  

NON-PARTISAN OFFICES TO BE ELECTED AT THE GENERAL ELECTION
 
Niobrara County School District #1Trustee
5 Trustees - At Large                                         4-year term

Niobrara County Senior Citizen Service District
3 Senior Citizen Service District Trustees             4-year term                                                     
Niobrara County Hospital District
2 Hospital District Trustee                                   4-year term            

Niobrara Soil Conservation District
2 Conservation District Director – Rural               4-year term

Niobrara County Rural Fire District Directors
3 Rural Fire District Director                                4-year term                    
2020 JUDGES STANDING FOR RETENTION

Supreme Court, District and Circuit Court Judges file with the Secretary of State May4 - August 3, 2020
2 Supreme Court Justices                                 8-year term            
2 Eighth Judicial District, Circuit Court Judge      4-year term

Magistrate of the Circuit Court files with the County Clerk May 14 - 29, 2020
1 Magistrate of the Circuit Court-                      4-year term

The General Election Ballot will also include:
Optional 1% Sales Tax
Constitutional Amendments
Ballot Propositions (if any)

Filed in accordance with WSS 22-2-109(a).

Dated this 8th day of May, 2020
Becky L. Freeman, Niobrara County Clerk
Public Notice No. 5441. Published in The Lusk Herald on May 13, 2020














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