Absentee Voting for Primary Election Begins

Wyoming's Secretary of State Max Maxfield issued a release Thursday reminding voters that the 40-day period for absentee voting for Wyoming’s Primary Election had begun and ends Monday, August 18, which is the day before the Primary.

He said Wyoming offers “no excuse” absentee voting, which means than any registered voter can call their county clerk or stop by the clerk's office to request or pick up a ballot.

In the release, he said Wyoming is one of 27 states that allows any qualified voter to vote absentee without providing an excuse. The voter must return the ballot by mail or in person to their county clerk no later than 7 the night before Election Day.

Maxfield called the convenience of absentee voting one of the ways state officials encourage voter participation. Also, he said, Election Day registration allows any qualified individual the chance to register and vote at the same time. Wyoming has allowed Election Day registration at primary elections since 1952 and extended the privilege to general elections in 1994.


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