Sublette County Special Election
Special Election ballot on the question of how many commissioners should there be, 3 or 5? Photo by Bob Rule, KPIN 101.1 FM Radio.
Citizens vote to decrease the board of county commissioners from 5 to 3 members
by Pinedale Online!
May 8, 2012
Sublette County held its second special election to determine how many county commissioners should preside over county business, three or five? Last August, voters elected to go from 3 to 5 commissioners, with 28% of registered voters going to the polls.
The 2012 election had a 45.88% voter turn-out, casting votes which ultimately decided to overturn the results of the previous special election, with the majority voting to decrease the board of county commissioners from 5 back to 3 members.
May 8, 2012 election:
1806 total votes cast (45.88% of registered voters)
832 voting to stay at 5 commissioners
974 voting to decrease from 5 back to 3 commissioners
(713 more voters participated in this election than did in 2011)
August 16, 2011 election:
1093 total votes cast (28.67% of registered voters)
562 voting for going to 5 commissioners
531 voting against going to 5 commissioners
PDF of May 8, 2012 election results
PDF of August 16, 2011 election results