Wyoming

Upcoming Elections

Oct. 19, 2020 – Voter Registration Deadline

Registration must be received by October 19, 2020. Wyoming does not offer online registration, but does offer election day registration. For more information, visit the Wyoming Secretary of State’s website

Voting in Wyoming

When You Can Vote

Election Day

Polls are open from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Election Day. 

Absentee voters may vote in person at the County Clerks office or by mail no sooner than 40 days before Election Day (45 days for military or overseas voters). Absentee ballots must be received by the County Clerk no later than 7:00 p.m. on Election Day.

2020 General Election (November 3, 2020)

Early Voting: Not available.

In-Person Absentee Voting: September 24, 2020 – November 2, 2020.

Where You Can Vote

How to Find Your Polling Place: Visit the Wyoming Secretary of State’s polling place locator webpage to determine where you vote.

Registering to Vote

Registration Deadlines: Voters seeking to register prior to the election must do so not less than 14 days prior to the date of election. For the 2020 General Election, this deadline is October 19, 2020. Voters may also register at their polling place on Election Day.  

How to Check Your Registration: Contact your County Clerk’s Office to verify if you are registered to vote or call 866-OUR-VOTE. 

Registration Eligibility: In order to be eligible to register in Wyoming, you must:

  • Be a citizen of the United States;
  • Be at least 18 years old on or before Election Day;
  • Be a resident of Wyoming and the precinct in which you register;
  • Not currently be found mentally incompetent;
  • Not have been convicted of a felony, or if convicted had your voting rights restored;

Wyoming considers your residence to be the place where you have a current habitation and to which, whenever you are away, you have the intention of returning.

How to Register: Wyoming residents may register either at a County Clerks office or by mail. Voter registration application forms and accompanying instruction can be found on the Secretary of State’s website. 

Identification Required for Registration

Preferred option Second option if you don’t have valid Wyoming driver’s license Third option: 2 of any of the following documents
Valid Wyoming drivers license Different states drivers license; ID issued by a local, state or federal agency; U.S. passport; school ID; military ID Certificate of US citizenship or naturalization; draft record; voter registration card from another state or county; original or certified copy of birth certificate bearing an official seal; certificate of birth abroad issued by U.S. State Department; any other form of ID issued by an official agency
Voting Early & by Absentee Ballot

Wyoming makes no distinction between absentee voting and early voting. Voters who wish to vote early may do so by absentee voting in person at their Clerk of Courts office. For more information on absentee voting, visit the Secretary of State’s absentee voting information page

Rules and Deadlines:

  • Voters may apply for absentee ballots any time during the calendar year in which the election is held, but not on Election Day. When requesting an absentee ballot, the voter must provide the following voter and absentee ballot request information:
    • Full name; 
    • Date of birth;
    • The voter’s current Wyoming residence address including house number, street, city, county and zip code; 
    • The mailing address where the absentee ballot should be mailed; 
    • The election(s) for which the absentee ballot is requested; and 
    • A statement that you are eligible to vote in the election(s).
  • An absentee ballot must be received by the County Clerk no later than 7:00 p.m. on Election Day (i.e., 7:00 p.m. on November 3, 2020 for the General Election).

How to Request an Absentee Ballot: Voters request their Absentee Ballot through their county clerk’s office. The contact information for each county clerk can be found here.

  • By Phone – Call your county clerk 
  • By Mail – Print and fill out the application form (see link below) and mail to your county clerk
  • By Email – Print and fill out the application and email to the county clerk. Put “Absentee Ballot Request” in the subject line
  • In Person – Request an absentee ballot in person at your county clerk’s office
  • Links to Online Request Forms: Complete the form and return to the Voter’s County Clerk Office
  • Military and Overseas Voters ONLY here.
  • All Other Voters here.
  • There is no deadline to request an Absentee Ballot.

How to Receive the Absentee Ballot:

  • Any registered voter can pick up their absentee ballot as early as 45 days prior to the election (i.e., September 18, 2020 for the 2020 General 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 (i.e., September 19, 2020 for the 2020 General Election) to all voters who have requested a mailed absentee ballot. Absentee ballot requests received after 45 days will be sent as soon as possible.
  • Note: Mail delivery may take up to 7 days or longer if the address is outside of the county.

How to Return the Completed Absentee Ballot: 

  • All Absentee ballots must be received in the county clerk’s office no later than 7:00 PM on Election Day. Ballots arriving after this deadline will NOT be counted.
  • Ballots may be returned to the county clerk in the following ways:
  • In Person: The voter may bring their completed absentee ballot in the signed envelope to their county clerk’s office.
  • By Mail: Mail the completed absentee ballot in the provided envelope to the voter’s county clerk’s office.
  • Note: Mail delivery may take up to 7 days or longer if the address is outside of the county.
Identification Requirements

If you previously registered in person, or registered by mail and have voted before in a Wyoming federal election, you are not required to show ID at the polls. If you registered by mail and are voting in your first federal election, you must provide a current, valid photo ID or a copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, paycheck, government check or other government document showing your name and address. This also applies if you vote by absentee ballot, meaning you will need to enclose a copy of your photo ID or other identification document with your voted ballot.

If You Have Moved Within Your State

Moving within the Same County

If you have changed addresses since registering to vote and your new address is within the same county, you should update your voter information with your County Clerk’s office prior to the election. If you have not done so, you will be required to update your information at your polling place corresponding to your new address before voting.

Moving Between Counties

If you have moved addresses and your new address is in a different county, you will need to re-register at your polling place corresponding to your new address before voting.

If You Are in the Military or Are an Overseas Voter

Military and other overseas citizens may use the standard procedure for absentee voting by mail, but there are also special provisions for members of the U.S. Armed Forces and merchant marine, commissioned corps of the Public Health Service and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, along with family members of all these groups, and other citizens who reside outside the United States (together these groups are called UOCAVA voters).

Registering and Requesting an Absentee Ballot

UOCAVA voters can use the Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) to register to vote and to request an absentee ballot.  Visit the Wyoming Secretary of State’s Military/Overseas Citizens Voting webpage.

The Wyoming Voter Registration Form may also be used to register and will allow the voter to remain a permanent registered voter in Wyoming.

Receiving an Absentee Ballot

No formal absentee ballot request form is required for citizens who are registered voters in Wyoming. If you are unsure if you are still a registered voter in Wyoming, please contact your County Clerk. A voter may request an absentee ballot by contacting the County Clerk by phone, email, fax or mail. An Absentee Ballot Request Form has been created by the state if anyone wishes to use it. The form may be completed and emailed to the County Clerk of the appropriate county.

Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot

The Federal Write-in Absentee Ballot (FWAB) is a back-up ballot that can be used by UOCAVA voters.  You can use this FWAB whether you are located inside or outside the United States (including APO and FPO addresses), provided you are away from your voting residence for service-related activities.  You must apply for a regular ballot early enough for your local election officials to receive the request at least 14 days before the election.  If you do not receive your regular ballot in time, you may use the FWAB.  Your FWAB must be received by your local voting officials in Wyoming no later than 7 p.m. on Election Day.  For specific instructions, visit the FVAP’s Wyoming-specific FVAP page.  

If You Have a Felony Conviction

Wyoming residents with a felony conviction are not eligible to vote unless they have had their civil or voting rights restored. The Department of Corrections will restore voting rights to a non-violent felon if that person has not been convicted of any other felonies (other than convictions arising out of the same occurrence) and that person has completed their entire sentence (including probation or parole). Voting rights will automatically be restored to non-violent felons discharged from custody on or after January 1, 2010. Non-violent felons discharged prior to January 1, 2010 must apply to have voting rights restored. Voting rights may also be restored at the discretion of the Governor following a written application provided the applicant’s term of sentence or probation has been completed. More information on voting rights restoration can be found on the Wyoming Department of Corrections website.

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