How to Vote Early in Wyoming
2020 is a busy election year. In Wyoming, we'll be voting for president, one of our national senators, our representative in the US House of Representatives, several state-level offices; and in Cheyenne, we'll be voting for city council members and mayor.
Voting early in Wyoming is easy. If you're already a registered voter, go to your county clerk's office and request a ballot, fill it out, turn it in and you are good to go. If you're not registered, you can do that at the same time. Remember there is never any cost to register to vote or to vote in any election; and the election day will NOT change.
The general election is Tuesday, November 3. The period for absentee in-person voting runs from Friday, September 18, 2020, to Monday, November 2, 2020. So request your ballot the earlier the better.
To vote you need to be registered in the county you live in. Voter Registration is administered by your local County Clerk's office where you can register to vote in person or by mail. In Wyoming, you can also register at the polls on Election Day.
To vote early, a registered Wyoming voter may request that a ballot be mailed to them or get one at their county clerk's office. Any registered voter can get an absentee ballot as early as 45 days (September 18, 2020) prior to the election by contacting their county clerk’s office but not on Election Day.
Mailed ballots will be sent 45 days before the election to all voters who have requested that an absentee ballot be mailed. Absentee ballot requests received after 45 days will be sent as soon as possible. (Mail delivery within the county may take up to seven (7) days, and longer if your mailing address is outside the county.) - Wyoming Sectery of State Office
You can request a ballot in several ways:
- By Phone: Call your county clerk (Wyoming County Clerk Offices)
- By Mail: Print and fill out the application form and mail to your county clerk
- By Email: Put “Absentee Ballot Request” in the subject line
- In-Person at your county clerk’s office
- Online Request Forms: Military and Overseas Voters ONLY, All Other Voters
Once you get your ballot and fill it out, return it to your county clerk's office no later than 7:00 PM on Election Day (November 3.). You can return it in-person by bringing your completed absentee ballot in the signed envelope to your county clerk’s office. Depending on your county, there may be a drop off box located near the clerk's office.
You can also mail your completed absentee ballot in the provided envelope to your county clerk’s office. (Mail delivery within the county may take up to seven days, and longer if you’re mailing your ballot from outside the county.)
In Wyoming, all registered voters can vote by mail with an absentee ballot.
Country Clery Contact Info:
- Laramie County Clerk 309 West 20th Street Cheyenne, WY 82001, (307) 633-4264, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Albany County Clerk 425 Grand Ave Ste. 202 Laramie, WY 82070, (307) 721-2541, email@example.com
- Natrona County Clerk 200 North Center St Casper, WY 82601, (307) 235-9217, firstname.lastname@example.org
- All Wyoming County Clerk Contact Information
Ask for a ballot, fill it out and send it back, that's how to vote early by mail in Wyoming.
So, be sure to do it. Don't believe the negative loudmouths, each of us has real power. Every vote matters. It's a big deal that has a big effect. It's our right and responsibility as Americans.
REMEMBER: It's always worth casting your vote. Each of us cannot know the minds of the other voters. Even if you're on the side of any issue or race that gets fewer votes, a close vote count (like 51%-49%) is an import message to send to the local, state, and national governments.
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