Wyoming | Voting Guide

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Registration Deadlines and Election Dates

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.

 

2020

  • Statewide Primary Election Registration Deadline: August 3

  • Statewide Primary Election: August 18

  • General Election Registration Deadline: October 19

  • General Election: November 3

 
Official Election Websites
 
Register at School or Home

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.

 
What Type of ID Do I Need to Register?

The Wyoming voter registration form asks for your Wyoming driver’s license number or the last four digits of your Social Security number. You also need to provide additional identification, either the original ID (if applying in person) or a copy (if registering by mail). You can provide one of the following identifications:

  • 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

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


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


Please note, that if registering by mail, you will need to have your application notarized before mailing. Contact your county clerk for additional information.

 
What Type of ID Do I Need to Vote?

Wyoming does not require ID to vote.

 
Where Do I Vote?

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

 
How Can I Vote?

By Mail

  • All registered Wyoming voters may vote by mail. You can fill out the absentee application form and return it to your county clerk, or call, email, write, or visit your county clerk’s office.

  • You can register to vote at the same time you apply for an absentee ballot by submitting a completed voter registration form and a copy of the required ID with your absentee ballot application.

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

  • Contact your county clerk’s office to check your absentee ballot’s status.


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 have the right to vote.

 
Common Questions/Concerns

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 to be used only as a general guide. This document should not be used as a substitute for consultation with a licensed Wyoming legal professional.

 

Last updated September 2020

Campus Vote Project is a project of Fair Elections Center

(202) 331-0114            info@campusvoteproject.org

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