Voting Guide

Voter Registration Deadline: Voter registration closes 14 days before Election Day. However, voters can also register to vote and vote absentee in the two weeks before Election Day or at the polls on Election Day.



  • Statewide Primary Election Registration Deadline: August 3

  • Statewide Primary Election: August 18

  • General Election Registration Deadline: October 19

  • General Election: November 3

Students have a choice about where to register to vote.


Students attending college may register at their campus address or choose to remain registered or register at their permanent or home address.


You may only be registered and vote in one location.

  • Wyoming driver’s license or ID card;

  • Driver’s license from another state;

  • ID card issued by a local, state or federal agency;

  • U.S. passport;

  • Photo ID from the University of Wyoming, a Wyoming community college, or Wyoming public school; or

  • Military ID


You may alternatively present two of the following documents:

  • Certification of U.S. Citizenship;

  • Certificate of Naturalization;

  • Draft record;

  • Voter registration card from another state or county;

  • Original or certified copy of a birth certificate bearing an official seal;

  • Certification of birth abroad issued by the United States Department of State; or

  • Any other form of identification issued by a government agency.


A full list of acceptable identification can be found on the voter registration application form or on the Secretary of State’s website.

Wyoming does not require ID to vote unless your voter registration is challenged or you registered to vote by mail and it is your first time voting in a federal election. In these circumstances you be required to produce a current and valid photo ID or a copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, paycheck, government check or other government document that shows your name and current address.

Make a plan. Look up your voting site and hours at: http://soswy.state.wy.us/Elections/PollPlaceLookup.aspx

By Mail

  • All registered Wyoming voters may vote using an absentee ballot. To request an absentee ballot, call or write to your county clerk’s office.  

  • All completed absentee ballots must be received at the county clerk’s office by 7 p.m. on Election Day.


Election Day

  • Voting sites will be open from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. If you are in line by the closing time then you must be allowed to vote.

Registering to Vote Does Not Affect Your:

  • Federal Financial Aid

    • Where you register to vote will not affect federal financial aid such as Pell Grants, Perkins or Stafford loans, or your dependency status for FAFSA

  • Status as a Dependent on Your Parents’ Taxes

    • Being registered to vote at a different address from your parents does not prevent them from claiming you as a dependent on their taxes

  • Tuition Status

    • Being deemed out-of-state for tuition purposes does not prevent you from choosing to register to vote in your campus community


Will registering to vote in Wyoming affect my driver’s license or car registration?

  • As a full-time student in Wyoming, you may have to make these changes regardless of whether you register to vote in Wyoming. For more information, contact the Wyoming Department of Motor Vehicles.

Fair Elections Center and Campus Vote Project intend the information contained herein is used only as a general guide. This document should not be used as a substitute for consultation with a licensed North Carolina legal professional.
Last updated March 2019