WYOMING

VOTING GUIDE

Including Student Information

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+ Registration Deadlines and Election Dates

  • Voter Registration Deadline: 14 days before Election Day
  • Same-day registration during early voting and on Election Day is also available
  • Primary Election Registration Deadline: August 6, 2018
  • Primary Election: August 21, 2018
  • General Election Registration Deadline: October 22, 2018
  • General Election: November 6, 2018

+ 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?

Your Wyoming voter registration form must be signed in front of either a registry agent at your county clerk’s office or a notary. Before they certify your application, you must present to them a valid Wyoming driver’s license or ID card.

If you do not have a valid Wyoming driver’s license or ID card, you may present a

  • Driver’s license from another state, or
  • ID card issued by a local, state or federal agency, or
  • U.S. passport, or
  • Photo ID from the University of Wyoming, a Wyoming community college, or Wyoming public school, or
  • Military ID.

If you do not have a valid Wyoming driver’s license or ID card, 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; or
  • Any other form of identification issued by a government agency.

If you are presenting your ID to a notary rather than a registry agent at your county clerk’s office, you must make a copy of the ID you present to the notary and include it with your mailed voter registration application.

+ What Type of ID Do I Need to Vote?

Wyoming does not require ID to vote unless your voter registration is challenged or you registered to vote by mail and it is your first time voting in a federal election. In either case you will have to produce a current and valid photo ID or a copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, paycheck, government check or other government document which shows your name and address.

+ 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 using an absentee ballot. To request an absentee ballot, a voter needs to call or email their county clerk office and provide their name, residence address, mailing address, and birth date or Social Security number. Find your county clerk’s contact information
  • All completed absentee ballots must be received at the county clerk’s office by 7 p.m. on Election Day.

Early In-person

  • Voters can cast absentee ballots in-person at their county clerk’s office up to 40 days before Election Day.

Election Day

  • If you choose to vote on Election Day and do not live in Laramie County or Teton County, you must vote at your designated voting location. Voting sites will be open from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. If you are in line by the closing time then you will be allowed 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, you may wish to contact the Wyoming Department of Motor Vehicles.

Fair Elections Center and Campus Vote Project intend the information contained herein is 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 June 2018