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The LWV prepared this Guide to the candidates whose names will be on the General Election ballot in Albany County. As in past years, this Guide is a joint project of the League and the Laramie Boomerang.

The League of Women Voters does not support or oppose any candidate or political party. The Laramie League wrote the questions and compiled the responses for all Wyoming and local offices. For the office of US President, the League of Women Voters of the United States generated the questions and we have used the responses received by them.

Additional information on the presidential candidates can be found on the LWVUS cooperative election website, http://www.vote411.org. This site includes statements from Jill Stein, Green Party candidate for president, who is not on the Wyoming ballot but could be a write-in candidate. Virgil H. Goode, Constitution Party candidate for president is on the Wyoming ballot, but is not included in this Voter Guide because he is not on the ballot in enough states (he qualified in 17 states) to garner sufficient Electoral College votes to win the election.

This Voter Guide can be sent electronically to absentee voters by accessing it on the Laramie page of the League of Women Voters of Wyoming website (http://www.wyominglwv.org).

If a response exceeded the word limit set by the LWV (100 words for question one, 75 words for the others), the answer was shortened to the next complete thought and the omitted material is indicated by three dots showing that a portion of a sentence is cut, or four dots indicating an entire sentence or more is cut (“….”). No editing was done by the LWV except to shorten when necessary. Grammar, spelling and punctuation are left as submitted by the candidate. Responses are grouped alphabetically by Ward or District office.

This section is designed as a pull-out guide that can be taken to the polling place on General Election Day, Tuesday, November 6. Anyone who wants to vote between now and that date can request an absentee ballot at the County Clerk’s office in the Albany County Courthouse. Voters can either take that ballot home and return it by mail, or vote immediately in the polling stations set up in the Courthouse. The ballots can also be sent to the voter’s home through the US mail, though this will not be feasible at the time this guide is published.

Wyoming allows qualified voters to register and vote at the polls on Election Day. All voting on Election Day will be at official polling places. To determine your polling place, consult the website of the Albany County Clerk (http://www.co.albany.wy.us/elections) or call them at 307-721-2546.

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