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Two Pinedale Council seats, mayor up for election

PINEDALE − The opening date to file to run for Pinedale Town Council is March 14.

Pinedale’s elected council includes a mayor and four town council members. The mayor and two town council positions are up for election this spring. The four-year term for Mayor Bob Jones and four-year terms for council members Matt Murdock and Nylla Kunard expire this year. The terms for Jim Brost and Tyler Swafford expire in 2020.

The first day to file as a candidate is Wednesday, March 14, and the last day to file as a candidate is Friday, April 27. Anyone wanting to file should submit an application with the Pinedale Town Clerk. The election is Tuesday, May 8.

Elected council members take the oath of office on Friday, June 1.

To qualify to run for Pinedale Council, candidates must be 18 year of age or older, be a registered voter and reside inside the town of Pinedale’s municipal limits.

Register to vote

In order to vote or run for council seats, residents inside Pinedale’s municipal limits must register to vote with the Sublette County Clerk’s office.

To register, a voter must meet the following qualifications:

• Be a citizen of the United States;

• Be 18 years or older on election day;

• Be a resident in Wyoming and the precinct in which you register;

• Present a valid Wyoming driver’s license if you have one and if not, provide the last four digits of the voter’s Social Security number;

• Not been convicted of a felony, or if convicted, has had civil or voting rights restored; and

• Not been declared mentally incompetent by the court system.

Voter registration forms are available on the Sublette County website. They should then be returned by U.S. Postal mail to:

Sublette County Clerk

PO Box 250

Pinedale, WY 82941

Return directly to, or by FedEx, or UPS:

Sublette County Clerk Office

21 South Tyler Avenue

Pinedale, WY 82941

Absentee ballots

After the April 27 filing period is complete, voters may request an absentee ballot from the Pinedale clerk. To request an absentee ballot, voters can go to the town’s website:

To request an absentee ballot, mail in completed absentee ballot request form to the following address: Town of Pinedale, PO Box 709, Pinedale, WY 82941.

Voters are encouraged to provide an email address to ensure they can receive the ballot by email and still have enough time to return the ballot by mail. Completed ballots can not be submitted to the Pinedale Clerk’s office by email.

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