The Legislature convenes in Cheyenne a month from now, and two Republican lawmakers, co-sponsors of Senate File 13, are introducing legislation to propose banning Primary Election crossover voting in Wyoming.
A Casper Star-Tribune article dated December 5th, written by Joan Barron, says that "nearly 10,000 Wyoming voters changed their registration for the Primary Election in August so they could vote for the other party's candidates. Most of these crossovers are believed to be Democrats who wanted to vote in the Republican Primary for governor."
The article goes on to say that the bill's sponsors, Senator Kit Jennings of Casper and Representative Amy Edmonds of Cheyenne "heard comments and complaints about the Democratic crossover voting in the August Republican Primary..." However, Barron writes, "Representatives of the Equality State Policy Center and the League of Women Voters oppose the bill..." She quotes Dan Neal of the ESPC as saying "'This seems to me like an attempt to limit individual political choice.'"
The issue prompted this week's Bank of Sheridan / sheridanmedia.com poll question: Should voters be allowed to re-register from one political party to another at the polls on Primary Election Day?
Let us know what you think. Cast your vote here: http://www.sheridanmedia.com/pol... and feel free to leave appropriate comments.
Then be sure to tune in this Friday morning at 9:10 to hear the results, on the Jackson Electric Open Line.