- Associated Press - Wednesday, October 14, 2015

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) - Casper officials have decided to move up the date of the election that will determine whether to allow smoking in the city’s bars.

The Casper Star-Tribune reports (https://bit.ly/1MpYqwi ) the City Council decided on Tuesday to change the election date to Nov. 3, which is two weeks earlier than the date that had previously been set.

Mayor Charlie Powell says the council was prompted to change the date by supporters and opponents of the smoking ban who had indicated they would take the city to court if the vote was held at the later date. Both sides had claimed that Nov. 17 fell outside the time frame for special elections under state law.

The vote will decide on whether to continue allowing cigarettes in bars, restaurants, private clubs and nursing homes.

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


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