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2021 6th Penny Sales Tax Early Voting kicks off Friday, Sept. 17th

Published: Sep. 13, 2021 at 6:49 PM CDT
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - Early voting for the Sixth Penny Sales Tax is right around the corner, and the city and county are counting on your vote to make a difference.

“It’s really the time and place where voters get the most input on what our community is going to look like in the next five to ten years, and I think there are a lot of projects that kind of look to the future,” said Laramie County Commissioners Chairman, Gunnar Malm.

From the Greater Cheyenne Greenway, to the Johnson Pool and the Laramie County Sheriff’s Office, the Sixth Penny 2021 Ballot features 14 propositions for Public Safety, Infrastructure, and Community Enhancement for the city, county and surrounding municipalities.

The Sixth Penny allows for local leadership to move forward in assessing and improving the community quality.

“These are real important things to make sure our public is safe. We want to invite tourists to come here, we want to have businesses to come here. We want to show we are investing in ourselves so they will invest in us. I think these are really important issues, and the Sixth Penny Sales Tax allows us to do that, and I hope people take the time to understand the ballot, and then come and vote,” said Cheyenne Mayor, Patrick Collins.

And whether you vote for or against the sales tax, officials say the important thing is to be an informed voter.

“Do your research, call your representatives, discuss the projects, get your questions answered, and then make your decision and cast your ballot. Yes to all of them, no to all of them, yes to some; as long as you get out and vote, I’m happy-- it allows me to know that we had the fullest participation of our citizenry and what our community needs and looks like in the future,” said Malm.

The city and county have available resources on their websites to prepare for the election.

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