- 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.


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

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