This month, the Wyoming Rural Electric Association and Powder River Energy Corporation are hosting a "Campaign School" on May 12 at the Alan Mickelson Fire Training Center. The event is $20 at the door and is non-partisan. Even if you're not planning on running for office, this seminar will help you learn about fundraising, election rules, and how to get out the vote. You can find the full agenda by clicking here.
The Business Advocacy Committee would also like to remind everyone they can get involved in the political process by becoming a committeeperson for their respective party. The Central Committee of every party registered in Campbell County -- Republican, Democrat, Libertarian, and Constitution -- determines party platform and party positions on national, state and local issues.
While the Campbell County Democrats have already had their county convention, and the Republican and Libertarian parties have already held their state-wide convention, they are all still looking for both committeepersons and election judges to staff this year's election.
Also, if you're interested in running for office, the filing session will be open from May 17th thru June 1st.
Other important dates in the election schedule:
Constitution Party State Convention: May 10-12
Democratic State Convention: June 9
Absentee Voting (Primary Election): Begins July 6
Primary Election: August 21
Candidate filing (School/College/Special District): August 8 - August 28
Minor and Provisional Party candidate filing deadline: August 20
Absentee voting (General Election): Begins September 21
General Election: November 6
If you would like your voice to be heard, please apply.
For more information, visit the Campbell County Elections office at the Campbell County Courthouse, Suite 1602. (You can also download and fill out your vote registration form, if you have not already, to be signed by the Elections Clerk or a public notary.)
Brenda Kirk is a writer with over two decades of journalism experience.