- Associated Press - Saturday, July 18, 2015

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) - The Wyoming Supreme Court has ruled that the Casper city clerk unfairly rejected signatures on a 2013 petition to put Casper’s smoking ordinance to a public vote.

It was immediately unclear what Friday’s ruling means for the future of the smoking ordinance petition.

The Casper Star-Tribune reports (https://bit.ly/1HZlmQH ) that at the heart of the dispute is whether someone is a registered voter if he or she changes addresses without notifying the city clerk.

Following the reinstatement of smoking in Casper bars in June 2013, the Smoke Free Committee launched a petition drive to bring the matter to a referendum vote. The committee collected 3,078 signatures, but the City Clerk’s office said they fell about 60 signatures short because some addresses did not match the voter registration list.

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Information from: Casper (Wyo.) Star-Tribune, https://www.trib.com


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