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Sublette County Attorney responds to legality of 5 to 3 petition
Citizens tussle over how many commissioners to have for Sublette County
November 17, 2011

November 17, 2011 Statement from Sublette County and Prosecuting Attorney Neal R. Stelting:
"W.S. 18-3-501 governs the authority and procedure to increase or decrease the number of offices on the Board of County Commissioners. The statute clearly gives the citizens the power to determine the number of commissioners that hold office on the Board. There is no direct prohibition against a petition and proposition to revert back to 3 commissioners prior to actually filling the two vacant offices that were created by the last special election. Each citizenís right to vote to determine their representation in government is an inherent right guaranteed by the Wyoming Constitution. It is not the role of county government to deny or limit the citizensí right to vote, unless there is a direct prohibition or limitation enacted by the State legislature. In this case, there is no such prohibition or limitation."



Related Links
  • Petition seeks return to three-member commission - Sublette Examiner, November 14, 2011
  • Petition to decrease the Commissioners from 5 to 3 - Pinedale Online, November 10, 2011
  • Sublette County Commissioners: Stay at 3? Go to 5? - Pinedale Online, August 15, 2011 - KPIN Audio files
  • Three Commissioners or five? - Pinedale Online, May 20, 2011
  • Option of five commissioners to be on August ballot - Pinedale Roundup, May 19, 2011
  • The cost of adding more County Commissioners - Pinedale Online, March 29, 2011
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