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Voter Registration: Wyoming

VOTER REGISTRATION


Registration Deadline: The deadline for voter registration is 14 days before an election. However, you may register and vote at the same time during the absentee voting period or on Election Day.


Party Affiliation: 


If you want to vote for Republican or Democratic candidates in the primary, you must be a registered voter of that party. Under Wyoming law, primary elections are mainly held to nominate candidates for partisan offices to be filled at the general election. If you are unaffiliated or are a member of a minor or provisional political party, you will receive a primary ballot containing only non-partisan candidates. 


 To change your party affiliation or to declare a new affiliation, complete the Wyoming Voter Registration Application & Change Form and submit it to your county clerk’s office not later than 14 days before the primary election. You may also change your party affiliation at your polling place on the day of the primary or general election, or when requesting an absentee ballot.


 VOTER REGISTRATION QUALIFICATIONS


Age: A seventeen year old may register to vote if they will be eighteen (18) years old by the next general election. 


Citizenship: Must be a United States citizen


Residency: Must be a resident of Wyoming and the precinct in which you register


Mental Competency: Must not have been adjudicated mentally incompetent


Felony Convictions: Not been convicted of a felony, or if convicted, has had civil or voting rights restored.


Withdraw your voter registration from any other jurisdiction, if applicable (on the Wyoming registration application)


ID Requirements for Voter Registration: Present a valid Wyoming Driver License if you have one and if not you must provide:


A statement to that effect (on the Wyoming registration application);


The last four digits of your social security number; and


Additional acceptable identification


If you have none of the above, please click on this link to view a list of acceptable documents.


RE-REGISTERING TO VOTE


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: 




  1. You moved to a different county;




  2. 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.


SUBMITTING A VOTER REGISTRATION FORM


In person: You may register in person at your County Clerk’s office or Town Clerk’s Office. You may also register at your polling place on Election Day. Please bring documents that prove your eligibility to register and vote.


By mail/ in writing: Voters who are not currently in Wyoming or who cannot go to the county clerk's office may register to vote by mail. 


Print the voter registration form and follow these instructions:


-Print out the voter registration form and fill it out in front of a notary or person authorized to administer oaths. Print clearly, using a black or blue ink pen (not felt tip).


-Show identification to the notary or registry agent. 


-All applicants, except military and overseas citizens, must have this form notarized before mailing.


Provide any one of the acceptable documents 


-Wyoming Driver’s License;


-United States Passport;


-Driver's License or Identification Card issued by any State or Outlying Possession of the United States;


-Identification Card issued by the Federal Government, any State or Local Government, or an Agency thereof;


-A tribal ID of any Federally Recognized Tribe;


-Photo Identification Card issued by the University of Wyoming, a Wyoming Community College, or a Wyoming Public School;


-United States Military Card; or


-Identification Card issued to a Dependent of a member of the United States Armed Forces.


Provide any two of the acceptable documents


-Certificate of US citizenship or naturalization;


-Draft record; 


-Voter registration card from another state; 


-Original or certified copy of birth certificate;


-United States Social Security Card;


-Certification of Birth Abroad issued by the Department of State;


-Original or certified copy of a birth certificate bearing an official seal;


-Any other form of ID issued by an official agency


 Sign the voter registration oath. Have the notary or registered agent sign the form. 


Send the voter registration form and copies of the ID to your local county clerk. Mail your form as soon as possible. Voter registration closes two weeks prior to an election.


VERIFYING YOUR VOTER REGISTRATION STATUS


Phone: Contact your county clerk to confirm your status.


ABSENTEE BALLOT QUALIFICATIONS


Who can vote absentee: Any registered voter in Wyoming may request an absentee ballot for any or all elections ONLY within the calendar year in which the election is held but not on the day of the election.


OBTAINING AN ABSENTEE BALLOT


To request an absentee ballot, call or email the county clerk. You do not have to give a reason for requesting an absentee ballot.


-By PhoneCall your county clerk


-By Mail – Print and fill out the application form and mail to your county clerk


-By Email – Put “Absentee Ballot Request” in the subject line


-In Person – Request an absentee ballot in person at your county clerk’s office


-Online Request Forms – Select the applicable form below


-Military and Overseas Voters ONLY


-All Other Voters



Military and overseas voting: Military and Overseas voters may register, vote and track their ballots with special provisions. Wyoming Military and Overseas Voting Overview


 SUBMITTING AN ABSENTEE BALLOT


Location and time: 


Any registered voter can obtain their absentee ballot as early as 45 days prior to the election or any day after contacting their county clerk’s office but not on Election Day.


Mailed ballots will be sent 45 days before the election to all voters who have requested that an absentee ballot be mailed. Absentee ballot requests received after 45 days will be sent as soon as possible. (Mail delivery within the county may take up to seven (7) days, and longer if your mailing address is outside the county.)


OTHER VOTING INFORMATION


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 when you show up to vote. 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.


If you are refused the right to vote, you may vote by a provisional ballot. In order for your vote to be counted, you must provide proof of your eligibility to vote to the county clerk no later than close of business the day following the election.


 


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


Verifying Registration: Contact Your County Clerk to Verify Registration


Deciding how to vote: https://votesmart.org/ 


Polling Place: Wyoming Polling Place Locator


Problems with voting: Wyoming HAVA Complaint Form


Verifying absentee ballot status: Contact your county clerk.

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