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The ACLU of Wyoming wants voters to know their rights

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) – The general election is coming, putting voter rights back in the spotlight And in our vast, rural, working-class state, voter rights advocates say everyone should have fair and equal access to the ballot.

That was recently challenged by a request to remove seven absentee ballot boxes statewide in Albany, Big Horn, Laramie, Sweetwater, Teton, Fremont and Converse.

“When you’ve got something like a ballot box that’s safe here in Wyoming, and there’s no problem with that. When you lose that, you’ve got people who are spending their time on the farm or the ranch going away. do, it’s hard to get away from that life to vote. That’s why having these ballot boxes is really important to make sure everyone in Wyoming has access to vote,” said Antonio Serrano, Advocacy Director of the ACLU of Wyoming.

Advocates at the ACLU of Wyoming want voters to know their ballot rights.

Things like getting time off to vote, who can vote with proper identification, and absentee voting are important issues that affect the outcome of the vote.

Knowing who to turn to if they have a problem and getting involved in voting and community issues.

“If we know our voting rights, we can make a difference. So somebody makes a decision that doesn’t help working-class people, doesn’t help lower-income people, doesn’t help people of color, or Native people in Wyoming, those people can stand up and try to voice those concerns,” Serrano says.

The general election will be held on November 8.

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