ELECTION DAY: Primary Election – August 19, 2008
Polls open 7AM to 7PM across the county
by Bob Rule, KPIN 101.1 FM
August 19, 2008
Today is the Primary Election Day in Wyoming, and here in Sublette County, much of the ballot contains uncontested races, such as for the Health Care Board. But one race that is contested in both the Republican Party and the Democratic Party is the County Commissioner race.
On the Republican ballot, it’s a three way race between incumbent Commissioner John Linn, Sublette County GOP Chair Cat Urbigkit, and Town Councilman Dave Smith. The Democratic ballot contains a two-way race between Susan Kramer and Courtney Skinner. One person will be nominated by each party, and they will face off in the General Election in November.
Republicans voting in central and northern Sublette County, in House District 22, will see a two way race between Pinedale area resident Charles Stough, and Alpine area resident Donn Wooden. On the Democratic ballot for House District 22, Jim Roscoe, of both Wilson and Boulder, is running unopposed.
The South County will not see any contested races for the State Legislature, and the Democratic ballot in the South County will list "No candidate filed" for both the State Senate and State Representative positions. Should someone wish to be nominated for one of these positions, they will need at least 25 write-in votes to have their name placed on the General Election ballot in November, and of course receive the highest number of votes for that particular race.
Polls will be open from 7 AM until 7 PM, and those qualified to vote but not registered to vote may register and vote at their polling place.
County Clerk Mary Lankford, in an interview on KPIN Radio Monday morning, told listeners that one area where confusion on where to vote often occurs is the "Bargerville" area. Those living in or near Bargerville will be voting at the Community Center in Boulder, which is the old historic elementary school in Boulder. Pinedale area residents will be voting near Wranger Gym, between the Elementary School and Cafeteria in Pinedale, and the dividing line between the Pinedale voters and the Boulder voters is Pole Creek … not the road, but the creek itself.
Those not knowing where to vote, or seeking additional information, can call the County Clerk’s office at 307-367-4372.
KPIN Radio will be broadcasting live from the Sublette County Courthouse starting at 7 PM tonight to give election results as soon as they become available, and PinedaleOnline.com will also be posting election results on their web site tonight.