Public Notice No. 2035

County of Platte 

Proclamation of Bond Election

Date of Bond Election: November 7, 2023, between the hours of 7:00 AM and 7:00 PM. 

There Shall Be Three Questions Submitted to Qualified Electors at the Bond Election: TAX PROPOSITIONS: Shall Platte County, State of Wyoming, be authorized to continue to be imposed a one percent (1%) Specific Purpose Sales and Use excise tax within the County for the purpose of raising and collecting the amounts set forth below, the proceeds from which and the interested earned thereon to be used and applied for the following specific projects, and to the extent necessary and allowed by law, the pledge to or payment of debt service and/or lease payments thereon:

PROPOSITION NO. 1 – PLATTE COUNTY PROJECT: $4,250,000 to be collected, together with interest earned thereon to be used by Platte County for the exterior preservation, roof replacement and landscaping of the Platte County Courthouse and maintenance of other county-owned facilities?

PROPOSITION NO. 2 – PLATTE COUNTY RECREATION DISTRICT PROJECT: $10,500,000 to be collected, together with interest earned thereon to be used by the Platte County Parks & Recreation District for the planning, design, construction, and equipping of a facility to provide recreation, wellness, fitness and a healthy lifestyle and the establishment of a fund for the purpose of future supplemental maintenance, upkeep and operations of the facility. 

PROPOSITION NO. 3 – MUNICIPAL PROJECTS: $10,150,000 to be collected, together with interest earned thereon to be used for the following specified purposes: A) $1,300,000 to the Town of Chugwater to be used for the planning, design, construction, renovation or upgrades to the Town’s street, water, and sewer systems. B) $400,000 to the Town of Glendo to be used for the planning, design, construction and renovation of the public works shop and other town facilities. C) $2,500,000 to the Town of Guernsey to be used for the planning, design, and construction for upgrades to the Town’s water and electric systems, the planning, design and construction of camp sites at the rodeo grounds, and the purchase of equipment for the Town’s sewer system. D) $200,000 to the Town of Hartville to be used for the planning, design, construction or renovation of the Town’s sewer collection system to include the Wastewater Treatment Plant. E) $5,750,000 to the Town of Wheatland to be used for the planning, design, construction, renovation or upgrades to the Town’s street, electrical, water, and sewer systems.

Registering to Vote for the Bond Election: The last day to register to vote in the Bond Election is October 24, 2023. After this date you will need to both register and vote absentee, or you may register and vote at the polls on Election Day, November 7th, 2023.

Voting Assistance: Any elector who requires assistance to vote because of blindness, disability or inability to read or write, may be given assistance by a person of the elector’s choice, other than the elector’s employer or agent of that employer or an officer or agent of the elector’s union (W.S. §22-13-113(a)). If you have any questions regarding the accessibility of your polling place, please contact the Office of the County Clerk by calling (307)322-2315 or emailing [email protected]. 

Absentee/UOCAVA Voting: A qualified elector may request an absentee ballot on any date, except on Bond Election Day (November 7, 2023). Absentee balloting will begin on October 10, 2023. Voting for Uniformed and Overseas Citizens (“UOCAVA”) begins on September 22, 2023. To request an absentee or UOCAVA ballot, you may do so: In person at 800 9th Street Wheatland; By mailing Platte County Clerk, PO Box 728, Wheatland, WY 82201; By calling (307)322-2315; or By emailing [email protected].

Campaign Finance Reporting: Campaign finance reports must be filed between the dates of October 24 and October 31, 2023. Pursuant to Wyoming State Statute (W.S.) §22-25-106, all Political Action Committees (PACs) must file a statement of contributions and expenditures. Amendments to this report must be filed no later than 5:00 PM on November 17, 2023. Those who fail to file a report required by law may be subject to penalties prescribed in W.S. §22-25-108, which includes a fine of $500.00 per day that the report is not filed. 

Proclaimed in accordance with Wyoming State Statute §22-21-104 by Malcolm J. Ervin, the duly elected County Clerk in and for the County of Platte, State of Wyoming.

Public Notice No. 2035 published in the Guernsey Gazette on August 8 and 15, 2023.