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How to Vote in Wyoming’s 2024 Elections

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Important dates and election information

Key dates

  • State primary: Tuesday, Aug. 20 
  • General election: Tuesday, Nov. 5 

Voting at a glance

  • Absentee voting: All registered voters are eligible to vote absentee without an excuse. 
  • Early voting: County elections offices allow voters to submit ballots in person prior to elections. Contact your county clerk for details.

Presidential caucuses

For the presidential race, Democrats will be hosting their caucus on Saturday, April 13, and Republicans will be hosting their caucus from Thursday to Saturday, April 18 to 20. Voters must be a party member to participate in a party caucus, which is run at the party level, not by the state. For more information on caucuses, including deadlines for registering, visit the parties’ respective websites for updates. Republicans are at www.wyoming.gop and Democrats are at www.wyodems.org.

Voters stand at voting machines in Cheyenne, Wyoming.
Voters stand at voting machines in Cheyenne, Wyoming.

What to know about recent changes

Voters who wish to change their party affiliation before an election must do so earlier than in previous years. For the Tuesday, Aug. 20 primary, the deadline to change your affiliation is Wednesday, May 15.

A concealed carry permit has been added to the list of acceptable forms of identification to vote. Medicare and Medicaid insurance cards will no longer be an acceptable form of identification for voting purposes after Dec. 31, 2029. New legislative districts were enacted in Wyoming in 2022, which could impact candidates appearing on your ballot and your polling place.

Visit the secretary of state’s website for maps of the new districts.

Voter registration

The voter registration deadline is two weeks prior to an election, which is Tuesday, Aug. 6, for the state primary. However, you may still register and then vote absentee within that two-week period or at the polls on Election Day.

  • By mail: Download a Wyoming voter registration application from the state election website, fill it out and mail it to your county clerk’s office. You must sign your application and have it notarized before mailing. Attach photocopies of your identification documents and mail in time for the application to arrive at least two weeks before Election Day, which is Tuesday, Aug. 6, for the state primary. 

Registering to vote on Election Day

On Election Day, you can register and vote at your polling place, which you can find on your county clerk’s website or by contacting your county clerk. Bring an acceptable form of ID, such as your state driver’s license, U.S. passport or government ID.

Primary voting and party affiliation

Voters must be affiliated with a political party to vote in that party’s primary. New voters can select a party affiliation on their voter registration application.

Existing voters can change their party affiliation by completing a voter registration application and change form. To vote in the Tuesday, Aug. 20 primary, voters changing parties must do so by Wednesday, May 15.

Ways to vote

Requesting an absentee ballot

Any registered voter may request an absentee ballot without a reason.

Registered voters may request an absentee ballot from their county clerk at any time during an election year, but not on Election Day.

Absentee voting begins 28 days prior to the election, which is Tuesday, July 23, for the state primary, and ends the day before the election.

Returning your absentee ballot

Absentee ballots must be received in the county clerk's office no later than 7:00 p.m. on Election Day, which is Tuesday, Aug. 20, for the state primary. Ballots received after this deadline will not be counted.

You can submit your completed absentee ballot:

  • By mail: Mail it (postage required) to your county clerk’s office. Make sure that you allow enough time for delivery.
  • In person: Drop it off at your county clerk’s office before or on Election Day. Voters should call their county clerk’s office to check on Election Day hours as they may vary from regular hours. Note that voters may not drop their completed absentee ballot at the polls on Election Day. 
  • Drop box: Some counties offer drop boxes at the county clerk’s office. Contact your county clerk’s office to check if one is available. 

Contact your county clerk to check the status of your ballot.

Voting in person before Election Day

Early in-person voting is permitted at your county clerk’s office starting 28 days before Election Day. Contact your individual county clerk’s office for more information.

Voting at the polls on Election Day

Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on primary day Tuesday, Aug. 20. You will be permitted to vote as long as you are in line by 7 p.m.

To find out where to vote, enter your address in the secretary of state’s Polling Place Locator or contact your county clerk’s office.

Voter ID requirements on Election Day

Voters must present an acceptable form of ID when voting in person, such as a driver’s license or ID card, U.S. passport, tribal or military card, or student ID card. A complete list of approved IDs is on the state election website. Medicare and Medicaid insurance cards are still acceptable forms of ID through Dec. 31, 2029.

Voting with a disability 

Voters with disabilities may request assistance from workers at their polling sites. You may also receive assistance from an individual of your choice, with the exception of your employer, union official or a political candidate.

Polling places have accessible voting machines, and voters may also request curbside assistance. Check your county clerk’s office website for more information on assistance offered in your area to help voters with special needs.

If you have difficulty getting to your polling place due to a disability, you may also secure an absentee ballot.

More information about candidates 

Key races:

  • U.S. President
  • U.S. Senate: one seat
  • U.S. House: one seat
  • State Senate: 15 seats
  • State House: 62 seats

Information about upcoming 2024 elections will be available on the Wyoming elections website.

Editor’s note: This guide was updated on Jan. 31, 2024, with new information about upcoming 2024 elections. The guide was first published on July 30, 2020.

Michelle Tuccitto Sullo is a contributing writer covering state and federal policy. She previously served as managing editor of the Hartford Business Journal in Connecticut and has also worked for the New Haven Register, Connecticut Law Tribune and New Haven Biz.

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