Wyoming early voting season begins

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October 1, 2012


By Eric Veram

CHEYENNE, Wyoming: Thursday, September 27, marked the first day residents of Wyoming could begin casting absentee ballots for the upcoming November elections. Reportedly, Wyoming has allowed absentee voting since 1931 but changed the law in 1991 in order to allow people to vote absentee without reason. The change is known as the "no excuse" policy. State Elections Director Peggy Nighswonger has stated her belief that the policy is the reason for the state's relatively high voter turnout. Absentee ballots can be submitted to the county clerk in person or by mail and must be received by 7 p.m. on Election Day.[1]