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Wyoming permits no-excuse absentee voting and early voting. Wyoming does not have a system for online voter registration. First-time voters in Wyoming may be asked to present valid identification at the polls, but photo ID is not necessary.

For full information about voting in Wyoming, contact your state election agency.

Registration

To vote in Wyoming, you must meet the following requirements:[1]

  • 18 years of age on Election Day;
  • U.S. Citizen;
  • Resident of Wyoming and the precinct in which you register;
  • Withdraw voter registration from any other jurisdiction, if applicable;
  • Present a valid Wyoming Driver License if you have one and if not; provide the last four digits of your Social Security Number. (If you have neither, please indicate this on the Voter Registration Application form.)
  • Not been convicted of a felony, or if convicted, has had civil or voting rights restored.
  • Nor adjudicated mentally incompetent.[2]

—Wyoming Secretary of State

When and where

The deadline for registration is 15 days prior to the election. There are three ways to register to vote in Wyoming:[1]

  • Register in person
  • Voters may register to vote in the office of the county clerk or town clerk within their county of residence.
  • Voters may also print out a Voter Registration Form and hand deliver the form to the county clerk in their county of residence. The form must be signed in front of the county clerk.
  • Register by mailing a completed form to the county clerk
  • Register at the polls on Election Day
  • Wyoming allows qualified voters to register at the polls on Election Day. Bring an acceptable form of ID to the polls (for example: driver license, passport).

Online registration

See also: Online voter registration in the 50 states

As of March 2015, Wyoming is one of 30 states that have not implemented full online voter registration.

Voting on Election Day

Voter identification

See also: Voter identification laws by state

Photo and non-photo identification is acceptable in Wyoming. Identification must include the voter's name and address. Valid forms of identification include the following: a photo ID, a United States passport, an identification card from a state university, a Social Security card, a current utility bill, a current bank statement, etc.[3][4]

Poll times

See also: State Poll Opening and Closing Times

in Wyoming, all polling places are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mountain Time.[5]

Primary voting

Wyoming is one of 12 states to use a strictly closed primary process, in which the selection of a party's candidates in an election is limited to registered party members.[6][7][8]

Absentee voting

See also: Absentee voting

Eligibility

All voters are eligible to vote absentee in Wyoming. There are no special eligibility requirements for voting absentee.[9]

Deadlines

No specific deadline is noted for absentee ballot applications.[9][10] A returned absentee ballot must be received by the elections office by 7 p.m. on Election Day.[9]

Military and overseas voting

For full details regarding military and overseas voting, visit the Federal Voting Assistance Program.

Early voting

See also: Early voting

Wyoming is one of 34 states that has early voting with no specific requirements as to who can vote early. Early voting begins 40 days before an election and ends on Election Day.[11] The average number of days prior to an election that voters can cast an early ballot is 21 days in states with a definitive starting date.

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