3,100 Requests Made for Absentee Ballots

The Sheridan County election office had received more than 3,100 requests for absentee ballots as of Monday.

Sheridan County Clerk Eda Schunk Thompson said that's about 24 percent of the county's total 13,000-plus voters.

Election day is next Tuesday, and polls will be open from 7 till 7. People can vote absentee in the election office through 5 p.m. Monday or can request ballots by mail. Absentee ballots will be counted as long as they're returned to the election office by the close of the polls Tuesday night. Thompson said in Wyoming, anyone who wants to vote absentee can do so.

She said the election office is also the place for people not yet registered to vote.

Regardless of whether people vote absentee or at the polls on election day, Thompson said they can track election results Tuesday night on the county web site. She said the web site will be updated with election results as they come in that night.