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COUNTDOWN TO PRIMARY ELECTION!

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IMPORTANT DATES

  • May 15th, 2024 was the last day to change party affiliation on an existing voter registration!
    • This is crucial because when you register for a particular party, you'll only be eligible to vote for candidates from that party during the Primary Election.
      • For example, if you are a registered Republican, you will choose between Republican candidates in partisan races. If you are a registered Democrat, you will choose between Democratic candidates in partisan races. If you are unaffiliated or part of a minor party, the only candidates that will appear on your Primary ballot are the nonpartisan races, such as municipal seats.
  • August 20th, 2024: Primary Election Day!
    • In Wyoming, the Primaries decide an overwhelming majority of our elections and are closed to those who are registered within a specific party. Get registered and participate in the most influential election!
  • November 5th, 2024: General Election Day!
    • A single candidate from each party will be on everyone's ballot. In this election, voters across Wyoming cast their ballots to determine who will hold important positions and represent their interests in government.

Other election-related dates can be found on the Secretary of State's website.

VOTER REGISTRATION

You can register to vote in Wyoming if you are (1) a United States citizen (2) a resident of Wyoming (3) 18 years or older on Election Day (4) not declared to be mentally incompetent by a court (5) not convicted of a felon without a pardon or your rights restored.

You can register in person at your County Clerk's office, by mail, or at your polling place on Election Day.

HOW TO VOTE

  • Absentee Ballot: In Wyoming, you do not need an excuse to request an absentee ballot. You can submit an absentee ballot by mail, online, by phone, or in person as early as 28 days before an election. You must return that absentee ballot so that the County Clerk receives it 7pm on Election Day. You can submit the ballot by mail, in-person, or, in some counties, by drop box.
  • Early In-Person Voting: You can vote early, in-person up to 28 days before an election by visiting your County Clerk's office.
  • Voting at the Polling Place: Polls are open from 7am to 7pm on Election Day. If you are in line by 7pm, you have the right to vote. Even if you are still waiting to cast your ballot after 7pm.

Though you can request an absentee ballot at any time in an election year, you can submit an absentee ballot and begin to early vote on Tuesday, July 23rd for the Primary Election and Tuesday, October 8th for the General Election.

You will need to bring an ID with you. Wyoming voters are required to show an acceptable form of identification when voting in person.

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 non-working hours during the time polls are open.

WHAT'S ON MY BALLOT?

Your County Clerk may post sample ballots in the newspaper and their office. The Secretary of State will publish proposed constitutional amendments and other ballot propositions on their website and in newspapers.

Organizations, like Vote411 and WYVote will create sample ballots. Every single position on your ballot makes important decisions that influence your daily life. Acquaint yourself with candidates as much as possible - attend forums, reach out, and participate!

ANY OTHER QUESTIONS?

Contacting your County Clerk about elections is essential because they are local experts on voting procedures, voter registration, ballot information, and election security. They provide accessible guidance tailored to your county. Whether you have questions about polling locations, absentee ballots, or election security measures, your County Clerk's office is the go-to resource for reliable assistance and support during the electoral process.

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