Register to Vote
According to the Wyoming Secretary of State, in the 2014 General Election, 171,153 registered voters went to the polls. That’s only 35% of the total voting age population in Wyoming. We have the opportunity to turn our districts blue one vote at a time. Do your part and vote!
- Voters must be at least 18 years of age on General Election Day
- Voters must be a citizen of the United States
- Voters must have a valid photo ID
- Voters must be residents of Laramie County, WY and the precinct in which they register. Residence is defined as “the place where a person has a current habitation and to which, whenever he/she is absent, he/she has the intention of returning.”
- Voters must not be a convicted felon unless their voting rights have been restored by the Board of Parole
- Voters must not be currently adjudicated mentally incompetent
Acceptable Form of ID
- Wyoming driver’s license ID or valid picture ID issued by a local, state, or federal agency (any state’s issued driver’s license, U.S. passport, military ID card, school ID card, etc.)
- If applicants are using identification other than the Wyoming driver’s license, applicants must also include the last four digits of their Social Security number
- If applicants do not have a valid picture ID, they must provide 2 of the following in any combination:
- 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 Department of State;
- Or any other form of identification issued by an official agency.
Register in Person at the Laramie County Clerk Office or Town Clerk Office
We recommend registering in person at the Laramie County Clerk Office or your Town Clerk Office. By registering to vote as soon as possible, you can participate in official state and county Democrat Party activities and even run for office. While the Voter Registration Application and Change Form may be downloaded online, the form must be filled out and signed in front of a registry agent at the Clerk’s office.
Reminder: Check off “Democratic” in box “4. Political Party”
Register in Person at Your Polling Place
You can register to vote on Primary and General Election Days. Please keep in mind that voter registration closes 14 days prior to each election. It is advised that you register prior to that date so that your name will appear on the poll list on Election Day.
Visit the Wyoming Secretary of State website to use the Polling Place Locator.
Register by Mail
If you register to vote by mail, you will be required to show ID the first time you go to the polls to vote. Complete the following process to register by mail:
- Print the Wyoming Voter Registration Application and Change Form
- Make a copy of your ID
- Take the printed form to a notary. Explain that you are required to complete the form in front of a notary.
- Show identification (ID) to the notary.
- Identify whether this is a new registration, change, or name change.
- Complete #1-4. Check “Democratic” in “Box 4. Political Party.”
- If you are currently registered in Laramie County, another county or state please make sure you complete #5,
- Read the registration oath and acknowledgement, #6, and sign the document.
- Have the notary complete their portion.
- Mail the form and the copy of the ID provided to the notary agent to:
Laramie County Clerk’s Office
P.O. Box 608
Cheyenne, WY 82003-0608
Restoring Voting Rights
Wyoming denies the right to vote if you have been convicted of a felon. In order to restore your voting rights, there is mandatory 5 year waiting period after serving your sentence and then you must apply at the Board of Parole. To learn more, visit the Wyoming Board of Parole website.
Wyoming is a “no-excuse” state, you may apply for an absentee ballot at any time during a calendar year in which the election is held, but not on Election Day. Currently, there is no process that allows for permanent absentee voting, so voters must apply for an absentee ballot every time. The Laramie County Clerk Office can take absentee ballot requests by phone, in person, or by mail provided that the requester has proof of identity and address. If you would like someone to pick up an absentee ballot for you, that person must present your written request to the County Clerk Office before they can give them the ballot.
Absentee voting begins 40 days prior to each election. All absentee ballots must be received in the Clerk`s Office by 7:00 p.m. on Election Day to be counted.
Military and oversea voters may download and mail an absentee voter form.
To find out more information on registering to vote or to check your voter registration status, contact the Wyoming Secretary of State Office and the Laramie County Office.
State Capitol Building
200 West 24th Street
Cheyenne, WY 82002-0020
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
309 West 20th Street
Cheyenne, WY 82001
P.O. Box 608
Cheyenne, WY 82003-0608
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Know Your Rights
If you register by mail, you will be required to show ID the first time you go to the polls to vote. If you don’t have ID on you, you have the right to a provisional ballot and will have until 5 P.M. the next day to provide proper identification at the Laramie County Clerk Office for it be counted.
If the voting machines are malfunctioning, you have the right to a provisional ballot and it will be counted.
If a pollworker or County official challenges your citizenship, identity, or residence, you have the right to a provisional ballot. You have until 5 P.M. the next day to provide proper identification at the Laramie County Clerk Office. Other voters may NOT challenge your right to vote.
If you are under the age of 18, you may register to vote only if you will turn 18 before or on the next election day.
If you have children under the age 18, they may go into the voting booth with you.
Due to U.S. Census Bureau data, Wyoming’s population does NOT meet the threshold that would require for the polling places to provide translated ballots for non-English speaking or ESL voters.
If you require assistance due to disability, including the inability to read or write, you can ask for help from a pollworker or County official.
All polling places in Laramie County are ADA accessible. There is at least one ADA compliant voting machine at each polling place – the machine is placed on a table with a chair and allows enough room for a wheelchair. The voting machine is equipped with the ability to enlarge text, allow the voter to put on headphones to listen to the ballot and use a keypad. Persons with a disability may bring a person of their choosing (e.g. family member or friend) into the voting booth with them. If a person with a disability requires assistance, does not have a person of their choosing present at the voting booth and it’s during a partisan election, 1 election judge from each political party will help.
Wyoming Secretary of State: http://soswy.state.wy.us/Elections/Voting.aspx
Wyoming State Legislature: http://legisweb.state.wy.us/LSOWEB/Default.aspx
City of Cheyenne: https://www.cheyennecity.org
Laramie County: http://www.laramiecountyclerk.com