Lararmie, Wy – This afternoon the interim city manager in Laramie announced that unofficially voters supported the smoking ban ordinance. About 12 thousand people cast ballots and the yes side won by 360 votes.
Mayor Fred Homer was defeated in the election, but says the result of the special election is the best news he's heard in days and he's eager that people that have not been able to go into certain establishments because of the smoking will be able to go soon.
On Friday the city council will certify the vote. The ordinance is set to go into effect 180 days after that. Opponents of the ban say they will likely bring a lawsuit over this issue. They say absentee voting was not done properly.