Wyoming’s absentee voting period for the General Election begins Thursday, September 25. The absentee voting period lasts for 40 days, ending on November 3, the day before the General Election.

“Any registered voter can contact their county clerk to request an absentee ballot,” says Wyoming Secretary of State Max Maxfield. “A person who is not registered can register by filling out the application at the county clerk’s office, and then casting their absentee ballot at the same time if they wish.”

Wyoming is one of 11 states that offers Election Day registration and one of 27 that allows “no excuse” absentee voting. The Equality State has permitted Election Day registration at primary elections since 1952 and extended the privilege to general elections in 1994. “No excuse” absentee voting has been in effect since 1991.

According to the Albany County Clerk’s website, any eligible registered voter can request an absentee ballot by visiting their office at the courthouse, by calling them at 307-721-2546, or by filling out an online Absentee Ballot Request Form.

Requests should be made at least two weeks in advance to give them enough time for the voter to receive the ballot through the mail, vote, and return it. All ballots must be received by 7:00 p.m. on Election Day.

Ballots must be returned in person or mailed to the Albany County Clerk’s Office at 525 Grand Ave, Suite 202, Laramie, WY 82070. The state of Wyoming does not allow ballots to be returned via e-mail of fax.

For more information contact the county clerk’s office at 307-721-2546.