Local Election Canvas Happens Friday

The canvas of this year's primary elections in Sheridan County will start Friday morning at 10 o'clock.

The canvas will be in the election offices on the second floor of the Sheridan County Courthouse in Sheridan. Friday's canvas will be only for local races. Canvas of federal and state election results will be on Aug. 27 in the Secretary of State's office.

The canvas is the official determination of election results, and will be attended by the county election clerk, county clerk and recorder and a representative from each political party. The canvas will also determine whether any write-in candidates will be offered a chance to run for office on the ballot in November's general elections.

Under Wyoming statute, a number of candidates equal to twice the number of seats available in an office may advance to the general elections. For nonpartisan offices, such as Sheridan's city council where three candidates ran for three available positions, any write-in candidate would be eligible to run in November on the ballot. For partisan office, a write-in would have to belong to a different political party in order to advance to the general election.

More than 5,900 Sheridan County residents voted in this year's primary elections, including more than 5,000 Republicans, 761 Democrats and 120 nonpartisans.

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