Voting in Wyoming
Voter Registration In Wyoming
Who Can Register In Wyoming
To register to vote in Wyoming, you must:
- Be a U.S. citizen
- Be a resident of Wyoming and the precinct in which you register
- Be at least 18 years old on Election Day
- Not adjudicated mentally incompetent
- Not have been convicted of a felony, or if convicted, have had your civil rights restored
- Withdraw voter registration from any other jurisdiction, if applicable
- Present a valid Wyoming driver's license (If you do not have your current valid driver's license with you, you must provide the number along with additional acceptable identification as defined in Rules Ch 2: Identification for Election Purposes);
- If you have not been issued a Wyoming driver's license or yours is expired, you must provide: a statement to that effect; the last four digits of your social security number; and additional acceptable identification as defined in rules.
- If you have neither a valid Wyoming driver's license nor a social security number, please indicate this by checking the appropriate box on the Voter Registration Application form and contact your County Clerk.
You must register to vote at least two weeks before the election you wish to vote in, or you can register and vote closer to Election Day (see more under “Election Day Registration”).
Wyoming Election Day Registration
If you’re eligible to vote in Wyoming but have not yet registered, you can register and vote at the office of the county clerk during the two week period after the registration deadline or at your polling place on Election Day.
You can pre-register to vote in Wyoming if you will turn 18 by the next election.
Voting Rights Restoration
Wyoming does remove voting rights for people with felony convictions. Wyoming does restore the right to vote upon completion of sentence for first-time non-violent felons who were convicted under Wyoming state law after January 1, 2010. All others must apply for rights to be restored.
If you have a past conviction, learn more about your eligibility to vote.
Voting In Wyoming
Where To Vote In Wyoming
Vote-by-mail & Absentee
All voters are eligible to vote absentee/by mail in Wyoming; no excuse is needed.
Early Voting In Wyoming
Wyoming offers early voting. No excuse is needed to vote early. Voters may return their absentee ballots until 7 PM on election day.
Primary Elections In Wyoming
Wyoming has closed primaries. Voters registered with a particular party may only vote in that party's primary. However, voters can change their party affiliation on Election Day. 17-year-olds can participate in the Democratic presidential caucus if they will be 18 by the corresponding general election.
Voter ID In Wyoming
Voter ID Requirements
ID is not required to vote in Wyoming. However, if you registered by mail and are voting in a federal election for the first time, you must show photo ID or a document that has both your name and residence address. Valid forms of ID include:
One of the following:
- United States Passport
- Valid driver’s license or ID card issued by any state
- ID issued by a federal, state or local government/agency
- Photo ID card issued by the University of Wyoming, a Wyoming community college, or a Wyoming public school
- United States Military ID
- ID card issued to a Dependent of a member of the United States Armed Forces.
OR any two or more of the following:
- Certification of United States Citizenship
- Certificate of Naturalization
- United States Military Draft Record
- Voter’s Registration Card from another State or County
- United States Social Security Card
- Certification of Birth Abroad issued by the Department of State
Original or certified copy of a birth certificate bearing an official seal
- Any other form of identification issued by an official agency of the U.S. or a State
In the event of a challenge, if the residence address is not included in the document or if it is not current, then you may be required to produce other documentation of your residence address. In the event of a challenge, the following documents, showing your name and address, are acceptable proof of identity and residency:
- Current utility bill
- Current bank statement;
- Current government check;
- Current paycheck; or
- Any other current government document showing your name and address.
If you are refused the right to vote, you may vote a provisional ballot. In order for your vote to be counted, you must provide proof of your eligibility to vote to the county clerk no later than close of business the day following the election.
Additional Wyoming Resources
Your State Election Official
Wyoming Secretary of State
Edward A. Buchanan
Phone number: 307.777.5860