Wyoming

Upcoming Election dates & registration deadlines

Next election: Special
Saturday, March 14, 2020
Wyoming

Registration Deadlines

By Mail
Saturday, February 29, 2020
In Person
Saturday, March 14, 2020
Saturday, February 29, 2020

17

Mar
Tuesday, March 17, 2020
Primary
Special Primary

05

May
Tuesday, May 5, 2020
General
Town Elections

18

Aug
Tuesday, August 18, 2020
Primary

03

Nov
Tuesday, November 3, 2020
General

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Wyoming Voting Information

Absentee Ballot Process

No excuse is required for a registered voter to vote by absentee ballot. To vote absentee by mail you must apply for a ballot with your county clerk or you can fill out absentee ballot request form here.

You may apply for an absentee ballot at anytime during the calendar year in which the election is held, but not on the day of the election. We recommend that you apply for your ballot no later than 17 days before the election to allow enough time to process your application for the general election. However, for specific dates you should contact your county clerk. Absentee ballots must be returned by the county clerk's office no later than 7pm on Election Day. Ballots can be returned in person or by mail.

You can vote absentee in person in the office of the county clerk or by mail 40 days before an election.

Overseas citizens and U.S. military personnel can find information on how to register to vote and request an absentee ballot at the Overseas Vote Foundation.

Campaign Finance Information

For information on federal campaign contributions, please visit Open Secrets.

For information on state campaign contributions, please visit your state's resource.

Candidate and Ballot Measure Information

Information on local, state and federal candidates and ballot measures may be available here.

To see a list of available races, visit the race index.

Early Voting

In person absentee voting takes place at the county clerk office 40 days before an election. It is not available on election day.

For more information on times and locations contact your county clerk.

Election Dates

The next election dates can be found here https://www.vote411.org/wyoming.

Contact your local Board of Elections for more information.

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible to vote in Wyoming you must be:

  • 18 years of age on Election Day
  • A U.S. Citizen
  • A resident of Wyoming and the precinct in which you register
  • Withdrawn from voter registration from any other jurisdiction, if applicable
  • Not convicted of a felony or adjudicated mentally incompetent
ID Needed for Voter Registration

When registering to vote (by mail or in person,) you may provide the following forms of acceptable identification:

  • Wyoming driver's license
  • A different state's driver's license
  • An ID card issued by a local, state or federal agency
  • A U.S. passport
  • School ID
  • Military ID

You can also show two of the following in any combination:

  • Certification of U.S. citizenship
  • Certificate of naturalization
  • Draft record
  • Voter registration card from another state or county
  • Original or certified copy of a birth certificate bearing an official seal
  • Certification of birth abroad issued by the department of state
  • Any other form of identification issued by an official agency

Wyoming is exempt from the federal motor voter law and does not offer voter registration at the driver's license division. However, you may register at the polls on Election Day with acceptable ID.

ID Needed for Voting?

No form of identification (including a registration card,) needs to be shown at the polls when voting. You are only required to show identification when registering to vote.

Wyoming allows qualified voters to register at the polls on Election Day by bringing an acceptable form of ID to the polls:

  • Wyoming driver's license
  • A different state's driver's license
  • An ID card issued by a local, state or federal agency
  • A U.S. passport
  • School ID
  • Military ID

You can also show two of the following in any combination:

  • Certification of U.S. citizenship
  • Certificate of naturalization
  • Draft record
  • Voter registration card from another state or county
  • Original or certified copy of a birth certificate bearing an official seal
  • Certification of birth abroad issued by the department of state
  • Any other form of identification issued by an official agency
Overseas and Military Voters

You are a Military or Overseas voter if you are in uniformed services, living overseas OR a spouse or dependent of a uniformed services voter. To get registered and vote, you can utilize Overseas Vote Foundation.

If you have additional questions about elections and voting overseas you can use our state specific elections official directory or contact the Overseas Vote Foundation.

Poll Worker Information

In order to be a poll worker in Wyoming:

  • You must be registered to vote in Wyoming
  • You must be at least 18 years of age
  • You will be entitled to compensation
  • Political affiliation generally required
  • You must be a resident of the county
  • You must complete required training
  • Students who are 16 years or older may be appointed if they meet all other voter requirements

To sign up, contact your local board of elections.

Polling Place Hours

Polling place hours of operation are from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm.

Polling Place Locator

You can find your polling place by utilizing your state resource.

If you have further questions on your polling place location, please contact your county clerk.

Provisional Voting

Provisional ballots are counted the Friday after the election.

A provisional ballot is a regular ballot issued to a person seeking to vote in a polling place under the following circumstances:

  • Your name does not appear in the poll book
  • Your name is in the poll back but there is an indication that you were issued an absentee ballot and you wish to vote at the polls
  • You fail to produce identification when required
  • Other circumstances as determined by the precinct election official

After the election you may contact your county elections department to confirm that your ballot was counted.

Provisions for Voters with Disabilities

Voters with disabilities have the opportunity to vote privately and independently becasue each polling place is equipped with a voting machine that allows the voter to listen to the ballot and make selection using a key pad.

In addition, assistance for disabled voters is given at the poll when requested. If you have a disability you may also vote by absentee ballot. Any qualified elector may request a ballot be mailed to another qualified elector.

For more information, you can utilize the American Association of People With Disabilities (AAPD) resource.

Registration Deadline

The deadline for voter registration is 14 days before an election. Election Day registration is available at the polls.

Not registered? Use our registration tool to fill out your application!

Time Off To Vote

Employers must grant employees up to one hour of paid time off to vote during polling place hours, if the employee does not have 3 consecutive hours either before or after work that the polls are open.

Verify Voter Registration

To verify your voter registration status, please contact your county clerk.

Voting Machines

The voting systems used in Wyoming are optical scan and DRE.

Optical Scan: With this system, you will receive a card or sheet of paper, which you take over to a private table or booth. The card has the names of the various candidates and ballot measures printed on it. With a pen or pencil you fill in a little box or circle or the space between two arrows. When you are finished filling out all the cards, you may bring the cards over to a ballot box, where poll workers will show you how to put the cards in the box. Or in some places, you may feed the completed cards or papers into a computer device that checks your card or paper right there at the polling place to make sure you have voted the way you want to and counts the votes.

Direct Recording Electronic (DRE): This is the newest kind of system in use in the U.S. All the information about who and what you are voting for is on an electronic screen like a TV or computer screen.

There are many variations of DREs because lots of companies are inventing new ones, and many cities, counties and states are trying them out. Usually, after you have signed in, the poll workers will give you a card that you slide into a device to start your voting session.

Some of these devices will show all of the candidates and ballot choices on one big screen. Often, with these big screen devices you push a button next to the name of the candidate you want to vote for (or yes or no on a ballot measure). On other DREs, the screen is set up to show pages. On each screen or page, there will probably be one thing to vote on. For example, on one screen or page, you might vote for president. Then you might move to the next page to vote for senator. Often these small-screen devices have a touch screen, where you touch the screen next to the name of the person you want to vote for. Other devices have a key pad. And some have a keyboard, so you can write in the name of someone you want to vote for.

You let the system know you are finished voting by pushing a button, touching the screen or entering something on a keypad.

You can learn more about voting systems by checking out the Elections Assistance Commission's (EAC) resource.

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