Pine Bluffs Post - Serving all of Eastern Laramie County since 1908

By Gary Collins
Pine Bluffs Post 

Voter turnout is light in the early going


About 25 people had come from Albin to vote in the county-wide sixth penny election by 11:00 a.m. There is not any polling location in Albin for county-wide elections. Albin voters must go to Pine Bluffs, Burns or Cheyenne to vote, except for the Town of Albin elections for mayor and council, when they can vote in Albin.

One couple came down from Cheyenne this morning to vote in Pine Bluffs, according to Gary Roadifer, Election Judge Coordinator for the county-wide election. They didn't want to stand in line in Cheyenne to vote. They had breakfast at Cafe 307 before they voted.

By 11:00 a.m., about 200 people had voted in the county-wide election and half that many, or 125, had voted in the Pine Bluffs town election.

“We've probably had about 200 people vote so far,” Roadifer said.

The turnout is not quite what it was during the general election in November.

“In the November, general election we had people lined up just to register to vote,” Roadifer said.

In the 2015 Pine Bluffs council elections, there were a total of 201 votes cast, according to a Pine Bluffs Post article of May 7, 2015. Michael “Bubba” Ragsdale received 90 votes and Thomas Mohren received 78 votes and were elected to the council.

As of 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, about 160 votes had been cast in the town election.


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