Wyoming

Upcoming Elections

2020-07-01 – In Person Absentee Ballot Voting From

Wed Jul 1, 2020

2022-08-01 – Registration Deadline (Post received by)

Post received by Mon Aug 1, 2022

2022-08-01 – Registration Deadline (In-Person – Received by)

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2022-08-15 – In Person Absentee Ballot Voting To

Mon Aug 15, 2022

2022-08-15 – Ballot Request Deadline (In-Person – Received by)

In-Person, Received by Mon Aug 15, 2022

2022-08-16 – Ballot Return Deadline (Received by)

Received by Tue Aug 16, 2022 7:00PM MDT

2022-08-16 – Registration Deadline (Election Day Registration & Voting)

Election Day Registration & Voting Tue Aug 16, 2022

Last Updated: April 2022

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, or until the last person in line at 7 PM has voted. 


Absentee voters may vote in person at the County Clerk’s 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.

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

  • For registration deadlines, see How to Register below.

How to Check Your Registration: Voters can determine whether they are registered to vote at the following link: .

You are eligible to vote in Wyoming if you:

  • Are a U.S citizen
  • Are a resident of Wyoming
  • Are at least 18 years old by Election Day

You are NOT eligible to vote in Wyoming if:

  • You have been legally declared “mentally incompetent” by a court
  • You are registered to vote in another state
  • You are on parole for a felony conviction or convicted of a felony

You may preregister to vote in Wyoming

  • if you will be 18 by Election Day

How to register 

  • Wyoming State Primary Election
    • Post received by Mon Aug 1, 2022
    • In-Person, Received by Mon Aug 1, 2022
    • In Person: Election Day Registration & Voting Tue Aug 16, 2022

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

Voters seeking to register prior to the election must do so not less than 14 days prior to the date of election. 

Wyoming law does not define the period of residency for voter registration. Applicants are asked on the voter registration application to provide their residence address in Wyoming, sign an oath affirming that they meet the legal qualifications to register and vote, and to provide a document that bears their name and residence address (e.g., driver’s license, utility bill, pay stub, etc). Your Wyoming driver’s license is the preferred document.

Identification Required for Registration

  • Preferred option: Valid Wyoming driver’s license
  • Second option: If you don’t have valid Wyoming driver’s license: Different state’s driver’s license; ID issued by a local, state or federal agency; U.S. passport; school ID; military ID
  • Third option: 2 of any of the following documents
    • 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

If You Want to Vote Absentee, requests may be made:

  • In-Person
  • By Mail
  • By Fax
  • By Email

Absentee Ballots may be returned:

  • In-Person
  • By Mail
Wyoming State Primary Election

Ballot Request:

  • In-Person, Received by Mon Aug 15, 2022

Ballot Return:

  • Received by Tue Aug 16, 2022 7:00PM MDT

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 Court’s 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 August 16, 2022 for the Primary 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: https://sos.wyo.gov/Elections/Docs/WYCountyClerks_AbsRequest_VRChange.pdf 

How to Receive the Absentee Ballot:

  • Any registered voter can pick up 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 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

Voter Registration

To register to vote in Wyoming you should provide one of the following:

  • Valid Wyoming Driver’s License
  • Valid US Passport
  • Valid ID Issued by Another State
  • Out of State Driver’s License or Non-driver ID
  • Valid Federal issued ID
  • Valid Local Government issued ID
  • Valid Tribal ID
  • Valid Student ID from State School

A United States Military Card or an ID card issued to a dependent of a member of the United States Armed Forces are also both acceptable.

If you do not have these IDs, you must provide two or more of the following:

  • Certificate of US Citizenship
  • Social Security Card
  • Voter Registration Card from another State or County
  • Certificate of Report of Birth issued by US Department of State
  • Certified Copy of US Birth Certificate
  • US Naturalization Documents
  • Draft Record
  • Valid Federal issued ID
  • Valid ID Issued by Another State

Note that an original or certified birth certificate must bear an official seal

Voting In-Person

Effective July 1, 2021, Wyoming voters are required to show an acceptable form of identification when voting in person. Any of the following documents will be accepted:

  • Medicare or Medicaid Card issued by the government
  • Valid Military ID
  • Medicare or Medicaid Card issued by the government
  • Valid Military ID
  • Valid Driver’s License
  • Wyoming ID Card
  • Valid US Passport
  • Valid ID Issued by Another State
  • Out of State Driver’s License or Non-driver ID
  • Valid Tribal ID
  • Valid Student ID from State School

If you do not have these IDs, you must provide two or more of the following:

  • Valid ID Issued by Another State
  • Valid Federal issued ID
  • Draft Record
  • US Naturalization Documents
  • Certified Copy of US Birth Certificate
  • Certificate of Report of Birth issued by US Department of State
  • Voter Registration Card from another State or County
  • Social Security Card
  • Certificate of US Citizenship

Note that an original or certified birth certificate must bear an official seal

If you do not have one of the documents in the list above, you may obtain a free Wyoming Identification Card from your local Driver Services office. Click here to find your nearest office.


Voters who mail in their absentee ballot are not required to provide any additional form of identification.

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

Voting Military

Service members and their dependents may register and request a ballot using the overseas voter registration/ballot request form (“FPCA”). Your state does not require an ID to be provided in order the register/request your ballot.

Voting Overseas

U.S. citizens living overseas may register and request a ballot using the overseas voter registration/ballot request form. Your state does not require an ID to be provided in order to register/request your ballot.

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 the granting of a pardon. More information on voting rights restoration can be found on the Wyoming Department of Corrections website.

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