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==Registration==
 
==Registration==
[[Wyoming]] uses a [[closed primary]] system, meaning voters must register with a party to be able to vote in their primary election.
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To vote in Wyoming, you must meet the following requirements:<ref name=reg>[http://soswy.state.wy.us/Elections/RegisteringToVote.aspx ''Wyoming Secretary of State'', "Voting," accessed June 10, 2014]</ref>
 
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To vote in Wyoming, you must meet the following requirements:<ref name=reg>[http://soswy.state.wy.us/Elections/RegisteringToVote.aspx Voter registration info]</ref>
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==Voting on election day==
 
==Voting on election day==
Photo and non-photo identification is acceptable in Wyoming. Identification should include the voter's name and address. Valid ID includes: photo IDs, United States passport, identification card from a state university, social security card, current utility bill, current bank statement, etc.<ref>[http://soswy.state.wy.us/Rules/RULES/5547.pdf Voter ID laws]</ref>
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Photo and non-photo identification is acceptable in Wyoming. Identification should include the voter's name and address. Valid ID includes: photo IDs, United States passport, identification card from a state university, social security card, current utility bill, current bank statement, etc.<ref>[http://soswy.state.wy.us/Rules/RULES/5547.pdf ''Wyoming Secretary of State'', "Rules for Identification for Election Purposes," accessed June 10, 2014]</ref>
  
 
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in [[Wyoming]], all polling places are open from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Mountain Time.<ref>[http://soswy.state.wy.us/Elections/PollPlaceLookup.aspx ''Wyoming Secretary of State'', "Polling Place Locator," accessed January 3, 2014]</ref>
 
in [[Wyoming]], all polling places are open from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Mountain Time.<ref>[http://soswy.state.wy.us/Elections/PollPlaceLookup.aspx ''Wyoming Secretary of State'', "Polling Place Locator," accessed January 3, 2014]</ref>
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This page has information relating to voting in Wyoming. For full information 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.

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 mail
  • 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 October 2014, Wyoming is one of the 35 states that have not implemented online voter registration.

Voting on election day

Photo and non-photo identification is acceptable in Wyoming. Identification should include the voter's name and address. Valid ID includes: photo IDs, United States passport, identification card from a state university, social security card, current utility bill, current bank statement, etc.[2]

Poll times

See also: State Poll Opening and Closing Times

in Wyoming, all polling places are open from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Mountain Time.[3]

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.[4][5][6]

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.[7]

Deadlines

No specific deadline is noted for absentee ballot applications.[7][8] A returned absentee ballot must be received by the elections office by 7 p.m. on Election Day.[7]

Military and overseas voting

For full details, visit the Federal Voting Assistance Program here.

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 the day prior to Election Day.[9] 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.

See also

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