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County clerks from various parts of the state testified Jan. 26 before a House committee on a series of bills regulating absentee voting. Their opposition to HB68, which extended the time period for counting absentee ballots, prompted many representatives to vote against the bill when it reached the House floor Monday. (Andrew Graham/WyoFile)

House kills bill extending count of absentee ballots

The Wyoming House on Monday killed a bill that would have extended the period for counting absentee ballots.

House Corporations Committee Chairman Dan Zwonitzer (R, HD-43, Cheyenne) sponsored HB68 that would have required county clerks to count absentee ballots received

Nellie Tayloe Ross signing her oath of office as governor of Wyoming on Jan. 5, 1925. Behind her are, from left; Judge Samuel Tayloe, her brother;  George Ross, her son; Mrs. Alfred Tayloe, her sister in law; William Bradford Ross, her youngest son; and Wyoming Supreme Court Chief Justice C.N. Potter, who administered the oath of office. (Wyoming State Archives)

Taking office

On inauguration day, here’s a picture of the first female governor in the U.S. signing her oath of office in 1925.