October 8, 2020
As Election Day approaches, it’s important that you know how, where, and when to cast your ballot so you can make a plan to vote. Check out our Voter Checklist to be sure you’ve got all your bases covered. And know there are resources available if you run into trouble!
If you or someone you know is experiencing problems registering to vote in Wyoming, please call ESPC’s voter hotline at (307) 228-4163 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. This hotline is available now through Election Day.
The ACLU also maintains national voter protection hotlines:
English: 1-866-OUR-VOTE (1-866-687-8683)
Spanish: 1-888-VE-Y-VOTA (1-888-839-8682)
Arabic: 1-844-YALLA-US (1-844-925-5287)
Bengali, Cantonese, Hindi, Urdu, Korean, Mandarin, Tagalog, or Vietnamese: 1-888-274-8683
I’ve heard some talk in the news about voter intimidation on Election Day? What should I do if I see armed groups near a polling place or voter registration drive?
First, it’s important to note that the Wyoming Secretary of State’s Office has said that it knows of no specific threats to voter security for the November 3 election.
“In Wyoming, we have no reason to believe there are any activist groups that are planning to disrupt our polling places,” Secretary of State Edward Buchanan’s office said in a statement to WyoFile. “However, we have laws in place and a mechanism to enforce [them] should anyone attempt to violate the law.”—WyoFile, October 6, 2020
This fact sheet from the Georgetown Law Institute for Constitutional Advocacy and Protection details Wyoming’s laws, and offers guidance for what to do should you encounter armed citizens at your polling place.
It’s worth noting that all 50 states prohibit private, unauthorized militias and military units from engaging in activities reserved for the state militia, including law enforcement activities. If you run into any issues, please call the number in the fact sheet or the ESPC hotline at (307) 228-4163.