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Continuing Updates on the 2020 Election

Last Updated: 8/24/20

Secretary of State Updates 

2020 Unofficial Primary Election Results - All summaries include the relevant races for all major parties as well as Write-Ins, Undervotes, and Overvotes for each race.

Wyoming State Election Center

Absentee Voting in Wyoming

Voter Registration in Wyoming

Eligibility

  • Age: 18 years of age on Election Day
  • Formerly incarcerated individuals: Not been convicted of a felony, or if convicted, had civil or voting rights restored
  • Citizenship: Must be a U.S. citizen
  • Residence: Resident of Wyoming and the precinct in which registered
  • Not adjudicated mentally incompetent.

More information at Wyoming Secretary of State Elections Division 

Wyoming Election Code 2020 

Deadline

  • Voter registration deadlines are determined by the date of the election.
  • Voter Registration Closes (by mail): Pre-Primary, August 3, 2020
  • Voter Registration Closes (by mail): Pre-General Election, October 19, 2020
  • Primary & Election Day (General): Voters may register and vote at their polling places

Wyoming Election Calendar

Online registration

Online registration is not offered in Wyoming

Mail-in registration

Printable form: Wyoming Voter Registration Form 

In person / Election day registration
In person, election day registration is available at local county clerk's offices.       

Updating registration      

To update registration after a move, name change, or change of political party affiliation, use the Wyoming Voter Registration Form. A voter needs to re-register to vote if they did not vote in the previous general election.

ID Requirements for Wyoming Voters

ID Requirements for Registration

Online Registration

Wyoming does not offer online voter registration.

Mail-in Registration

  • Complete the registration form and sign the oath before an oath-taking officer
  • Include a (scanned) paper copy of the identification shown to the oath-taking officer
  • Mail the form and printed copy of your identification directly to your local County Clerk’s office

Accepted forms of identification include:

  • U.S. Passport
  • Out-of-State Driver's License
  • Military ID
  • ID Card issued by local, state, or federal agency
  • WY Student ID

OR TWO of the following:

  • Certificate of US citizenship or naturalization
  • Draft record
  • Voter Registration Card from out-of-state
  • Original or certified copy of birth certificate
  • Any other form of ID issued by official agency

In Person Registration

  • Present a valid Wyoming driver's license. (If you do not have your current valid driver's license with you, you must provide the number along with additional acceptable identification as noted above)
  • If you have not been issued a Wyoming driver's license or yours is expired, you must provide:
    • A statement to that effect
    • The last four digits of your social security number; and
    • Acceptable identification as noted above.
  • If you have neither a valid Wyoming driver's license nor a social security number, please indicate this by checking the appropriate box on the Voter Registration Application form and contact your County Clerk.

ID Requirements for Voting

If you are already registered to vote in Wyoming, you will not need to present any form of identification at the polling place. See the "Registration" tab for ID requirements for registering to vote.

 

Where to get an ID

Obtaining a Driver’s License

Wyoming Department of Transportation, Drivers License 

Obtaining an ID Card

Wyoming Department of Transportation, Records 

Casting a Ballot in Wyoming

Important Dates

Absentee voting

Who is eligible to use an absentee ballot?

  • Any voter may apply for an absentee ballot at any time during a calendar year in which the election is held, but not on the day of the election.
  • Voters can vote an absentee ballot in person in the office of the county clerk or by mail 40 days before an election.
  • To request an absentee ballot, contact your Wyoming County Clerk.
  • Absentee ballots must be received by the county clerk no later than 7:00 p.m. on Election Day. Absentee ballots can be returned in person or by mail.

If you are a Military or Overseas Citizen, special absentee voting provisions apply.

Visit Wyoming Secretary of State Military/Overseas Citizen Voting 

Polling places and hours

  • Use the Polling Place Locator to find your polling place. 
  • For a general election or primary, polls in Wyoming are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Time off to vote: Wyoming law entitles voters to one hour, other than the meal hour, to vote. However, the law does not apply to certain categories of employees, such as some federal workers or those who have three or more consecutive nonworking hours during the time polls are open.

Rides to the polls

Many organizations offer free rides to polling places. Some of these include:

Help for voters with disabilities

Ballots

Sample ballots may be available through individual County Clerk Websites.  

  • 2018 Official Primary Election for Platte County Sample Ballot
  • 2018 Official General Election for Platte County Sample Ballot. 

Elections

Primaries vs. general elections

  • Primary elections are conducted to select each party’s candidates in the general election.
  • In Wyoming, a voter must be a member of a political party in order to vote in that party’s primary.
  • In a general election, voters are not required to have a party affiliation.
  • In Wyoming, voters may change party affiliation by completing an application signed before a notarial officer or election official, and filing it with the county clerk not less than fourteen (14) days before the primary election or at the polls on the day of the primary or general election, or when requesting an absentee ballot.

Wyoming Election Statutes

Jurisdiction

Offices/Measures That May Appear on the Ballot

Federal (even years)

President/Vice-President (elected every four years; next election in 2020)

Senator (elected every six years for staggered terms; next election in 2020)

Representative (elected every two years)

State (even years)

Governor, Secretary of State, State Treasurer, State Auditor, Superintendent of Public Instruction, Attorney General, Judges of Probate (elected every four years; next election in 2022)

State Senator (elected every two years)

State Representative (elected every two years)

Justices of the Wyoming Supreme Court retention vote (every eight years)

Statewide ballot measures

Municipal and County

Mayor (elected every four years) 

City Council (elected every four years) 

County Commissioners (elected every four years) 

County Assessor (elected every four years) 

County Clerk (elected every four years) 

Clerk of District Court (elected every four years) 

County Coroner (elected every four years) 

County District Attorney (elected every four years) 

County Sheriff (elected every four years) 

County Treasurer (elected every four years) 

Circuit court judge or magistrate retention vote (every four years)  

Local ballot measures 

Who are the candidates, and what else is on the ballot?

Important Dates

Town Elections; Bond Elections; Subsequent Director Elections; Special District Formation Elections are May 5, 2020

Primary Election is August 18, 2020 

Primary Election Day is November 3, 2020

Who conducts elections?

  • The Wyoming Secretary of State is the chief election officer for the state and maintains uniformity in the applications and operations of the election laws of Wyoming. Each county clerk is the chief election officer for the county.
  • The County Clerk is the chief elections officer for each county.
  • City Clerks are the chief elections officer for each city. Municipal elections are conducted through the county clerks office. 

Where to go with complaints about candidates or how elections are conducted

The Wyoming Secretary of State is authorized to adopt rules and regulations necessary to comply with the requirements of the Help America Vote Act (HAVA) of 2002, Public Law 107-252, including a state-based administrative complaint procedure, which shall not be subject to the Wyoming Administrative Procedure Act.  Wyoming § 22-2-121(d).

Wyoming Help America Vote Act Complaint Form

Campaign Finance

Wyoming's Campaign Finance Information System (WYCFIS) exists to provide a mechanism for online filing of campaign finance information and to provide full disclosure to the public. The WYCFIS website contains detailed financial records and related information that candidates, committees, organizations and parties are required by law to disclose.

 

How to contact your elected officials:

Elected Officials - State of Wyoming

Find your Wyoming Legislator Search Tool

General Resources on Voting and Elections

General Resources on Voting and Elections


Hotlines


1-866-OUR-VOTE (866-687-8683)

1-888-VE-Y-VOTA (en Español)

1-888-API-VOTE (Asian multilingual assistance)


Voter Registration & Election Day Resources

Find useful voter information including:

  • Local Election Office and Contact Information
  • Address, Telephone and Email for Local Election Offices
  • Upcoming Federal Election Dates and Deadlines
  • Upcoming State Election Dates and Deadlines
  • Eligibility Requirements
  • Identification Requirements
  • Voter Materials Transmission Options
  • State Lookup Tools – Am I Registered? Where’s my Ballot?

Population-Specific information and Resources

Voting Rights: Laws, Cases, Policy

Voter Engagement

Voter Education

Campaign Finance/Funding Information

Primary Sources, Lesson Plans & Exhibits

Disclaimer

Librarians from the Government Documents Round Table (GODORT), a Round Table of the American Library Association (ALA), created these reference guides. These guides are intended for informational purposes only and are not in any way intended to be legal advice.

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