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New Secretary Of State Allred Asks Wyoming County Clerks To Eliminate Ballot Boxes

Interim Secretary of State Karl Allred has wasted no time trying to alter Wyoming’s election process.

Allred sent a letter to the state’s county clerks Friday requesting they consider removing their absentee ballot drop boxes. Allred was sworn in for the appointed job just three days prior.

“I’m mindful of the fact that there have been no issues reported with the use of drop boxes in Wyoming, but that does not alleviate the potential for abuse or destruction of ballots through the use of fire or other means,” Allred says in the letter.

Seven of Wyoming’s 23 counties offer the boxes.

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