CHEYENNE — According to Wyoming Secretary of State Max Maxfield, constitutional Amendment C, which would have expanded the duties of district court commissioners and eased congestion in the courts, failed to pass.
While Amendment C did garner a total of 122,183 'yes' votes, compared to 101,144 'no' votes, it did not meet a majority of the total ballots cast in the election. "There were 248,417 ballots cast in the General Election," Maxfield explained. "The threshold needed for a constitutional amendment to pass is 124,208."
While ballots cast in favor of Amendments A and B exceeded that number, the 122,183 ballots cast for Amendment C did not.
Constitutional Amendment A provides that the right of health care decisions be reserved to the citizens of Wyoming. Amendment B recognizes the heritage of Wyoming citizens to fish, hunt and trap wildlife subject to regulation.
Maxfield noted that all election results are unofficial until certified by the State Canvassing Board on November 14.
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