Voting 101

Am I eligible to vote?

Yes, if:

  • You are 18 years old by Election Day
  • You are a U.S Citizen
  • You are a resident of Wyoming
  • You have a valid Wyoming Driver’s License 

If you don’t have one of the above IDs head to your local Driver’s Services Office with proof of identity, social security number, and proof of residency to get a Free ID for voting purposes.

Where do I register to vote?

  • At your local County Clerk’s office, by mail, or at your polling place on Election Day

When can I register?

  • You can register to vote at any time before the 14-day window before the Primary Election. This year the registration deadline is August 1st, 2022
  • You can register on the day you vote.
    • The Primary Election is August 16th, 2022
    • The General Election is November 8th, 2022

What should I bring to register?

Any one of the following:

  • US Passport
  • Out-of-State Driver’s License
  • Military ID
  • ID Card issued by a state, local, or federal agency
  • WY Student ID
  • Tribal ID

OR Any TWO of the following:

  • Certificate of US Citizenship or naturalization
  • Draft record
  • Voter Registration card from out-of-state
  • Original or certified copy of a birth certificate

When and Where should I vote?

  • On Election Day you can vote at any time between 7 AM and 7 PM
    • Primary Election August 16th, 2022 
    • General Election November 8th, 2022
  • Early Voting: Early voting is easy! You can vote via mail with absentee ballots. Request your absentee ballot through your local County Clerk’s office
    • Early Voting for the Primary Election runs from July 1st, 2022 to August 15th, 2022
    • Early Voting for the General Election runs from September 23rd, 2022 to November 7th, 2022
  • You can vote early at your local county courthouse too!
  • If you’re voting absentee the deadlines for the 2022 elections are
    • Primary Election August 15th, 2022
    • General Election November 7th, 2022

What should I bring to vote?

  • You have one of the valid forms of identification such as
    • WY Driver’s License or ID Card
    • Tribal ID Card
    • Valid US Passport
    • US Military Card
    • DL or ID Card from Another State
    • University of Wyoming Student ID
    • Wyoming Community College Student ID
    • Wyoming Public School Student ID
    • Valid Medicare Insurance Card
    • Valid Medicaid Insurance Card
    • Read more about the Wyoming Voter ID Law here.

How long does it take to vote?

  • Lines at polling stations vary, especially on election day but, your employer might offer an hour off to give you time to vote!

What’s on the ballot in 2022?

  • Federal, state, and local offices
  • Examples of offices on your ballot:
    • U.S Representative
    • Governor
    • Odd Numbered Senate Districts
    • County Offices
  • Proposed amendments to the Wyoming Constitution

Where can I learn about candidates and issues?

What is the difference between a primary and general election?

  • A primary election is conducted within the Democratic and Republican parties in which the candidates from each party run against each other to determine which candidate will be the nomination of the party to run in the general election.
  • The general election is the election in which a member from each party, and those unaffiliated or non-bi-partisan parties, run against each other for their desired office or position.

Do I have to register with a political party?

  • When registering you may register as Democrat, Republican, Independent, Unaffiliated, or with other smaller parties.
  • It is important to note that Wyoming’s Primary Elections are conducted within the Democratic and Republican parties, so you must register with one of those parties to participate in the primary. You can change your party affiliation at the polls on election day.

For information on absentee voting, click here.

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