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Wyoming Voting Quick Facts

Who Can Register to vote in Wyoming

To register to vote in the State of Wyoming, an individual must meet the following qualifications:

  • You are a United States citizen;
  • 18 years of age on Election Day;
  • Resident of Wyoming and the precinct in which you register;
  • Not been convicted of a felony, or if convicted, has had civil or voting rights restored.
  • Not declared to be mentally incompetent by a court

You do not need to re-register to vote in the upcoming General Election if you voted in the last General Election.

You need to re-register if:

  • You moved to a different county;
  • You did not vote in the last General Election.

If you moved within the county to another precinct or changed your name, you must notify the county clerk.

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How Do I Register To Vote in Wyoming

Voting At The Polls On Election Day

WHAT IS AN ACCEPTABLE FORM OF IDENTIFICATION FOR VOTING

In even-numbered years, the primary election is held on the first Tuesday after the third Monday in August. The general election is held on the Tuesday following the first Monday in November. Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., or until the last person in line at 7 p.m. has voted.

Wyoming does not require photo ID for the purpose of voting. However, if you registered by mail and are voting in a federal election for the first time, you must show photo ID or a document that has both your name and residence address.

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Who Can Vote in Primary Elections in Wyoming

Both Democrats and Republicans hold Closed Primaries

A voter can change his or her party affiliation on election day.

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Who Can Vote Absentee in Wyoming

Civilian Absentee Voting by Mail

In Wyoming, any qualified elector may apply for an absentee ballot at any time during a calendar year in which the election is held, but not on the day of the election. Absentee ballots must be received by the county clerk no later than 7:00 p.m. on Election Day. Absentee ballots can be returned in person or by mail.

Voters can vote an absentee ballot:

  • In person in the office of the county clerk 40 days before an election.
  • By requesting an absentee ballot be mailed to them by either calling or emailing the county clerk. When requesting an absentee ballot, please provide your name, residence address, mailing address, and birth date or social security number. Once your information is verified, a ballot will be sent to you in the mail

Military-Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting

Military and Overseas Voters may register to vote using the Federal Post Card Application (FPCA). Such registration is a temporary registration allowing the voter to be registered for one election cycle.

Learn more about Absentee Voting Information in Wyoming

What If My Address Has Changed

Movers

  • If you moved to Wyoming from another state, you must register in Wyoming to be able to vote. You may register on Election Day by providing documents establishing your identity and residency.[2] If you do not take advantage of election-day registration, you can register by mail or in person at the county clerk’s office,[3] but you must do so thirty days before the election (after January 1, 2011, you can submit your registration up to 14 days before the election).[4]
  • If you moved from out of state, you may register to vote the same day you become a resident of the State of Wyoming.
  • If you moved within the same county, you should notify your local election official to update your registration records.[5] If you moved to a different county, you should complete a new registration form to update your registration records on or before Election Day.

College students

  • At School. In Wyoming, your voting residency is the place you currently physically live, and have the intention of returning to when absent.[12] Students can establish residency in Wyoming if they have a present intention to remain at their Wyoming school address for the time being, and they intend to make it their principal home. Any other interpretation of the residency laws is unconstitutional.[13] Voting in Wyoming is a declaration of residency, making you subject to other laws that govern state residents.[14]
  • At Home. Students who lived in Wyoming before moving elsewhere to attend school, and who wish to establish or keep their Wyoming voting residency (i.e., at their parents’ Wyoming address), should have no problem doing so unless they have already registered to vote in another state. You do not gain or lose your voting residency just by attending college or university out of state.[15]
  • You will lose your Wyoming residency by establishing residency in your new state. Registering to vote in another state is automatically considered an abandonment of your Wyoming residency.[16] If you have established residency in another state and are moving back to Wyoming with the intent to reside here, you will have to follow the normal registration procedures to re-register in Wyoming.
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Poll Hours: 7:00 AM-7:00 PM

Polls shall be open at seven (7:00) a.m. and close at seven (7:00) p.m., local time. A judge of election shall proclaim aloud at seven (7:00) a.m. at the polls that the polls are open.

How can I find my polling location?

If you do not know where your polling place is, you can use soswy.wy.gov to find your polling place.If you have any issues or questions, please contact your County Clerk. Please note polls are open from 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM on Election Day.
The Polling Place Locator is available to assist you in determining where you should go to cast your vote for the state's Primary and General Elections.

Can I Register At The Polls On Election Day?

WYOMING : Yes

To vote in Wyoming, you must be registered. Simply pick up a voter registration application, fill it out. May register at the polls on Election Day by providing documents establishing your identity and residency.

Can I Take Time Off For Voting? Yes

Employees who do not have 3 consecutive non-working hours while the polls are open are entitled to 1 paid hour leave (excluding meal times) to vote. The employer can set the time for leave to vote.

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