Natrona County Residents Vote

Election Day is Tuesday November 8th and here in Natrona County, voters are passionate about the issues at stake. Our Kimberly Barroteron caught up with some early voters on Monday to learn what’s motivating them to head to the polls.

Wyoming residents are beginning to hit the polls as they’re eager to vote people in office that are willing to make a change on important issues that are impacting their everyday lives. The day before general election polls open, Natrona County resident, Christine Allmend, says abortion rights is the main issue that’s motivated her to cast her vote early at the county clerk’s office.

“Oh man abortions been a big one. I mean, it’s the central health care. Some women need them and for it not to be accessible, it’s just not acceptable to me. I have two daughters and in a place where rape is really high, like it’s not acceptable.”

Casper resident Hubert Townsend expresses the importance of voting for local candidates during the race that will represent the community where he resides.

“It has to do with who I like and their policies. For example, Ray Pacheco I’ve known him for a long time. He’s served our community very well. I wanted him to be reelected. Both state, local, federal. They’re all very important, especially the local. But the federal is also extremely important. That’s why I’m paying an extra dollar for gas a gallon.”

While this year’s midterms will determine which party will take control of congress, Wyoming resident Chelsea Horner says voting for this election is crucial.

“I think this is a really important election. I feel like it’s important that we change the congressional and senate. I know we’re not voting for our senator right now, but that we change the affiliations that currently are sitting in the congress. I’m not a fan of the way that our country is being run currently, and I know that if we vote, it’s the best way for us to get our voice to be heard.”

Kimberly Barroteran, Your Wyoming Link, Casper