Voter Registration Deadlines Explained

Qualified Wyoming residents who've never voted can register to vote up until 14 days before election day.

Or, if they miss that deadline, they can register on election day at the polls. That's according to Sheridan County Clerk Eda Schunk Thompson, who explained election procedures in a recent interview.

Thompson said there's one special question that she asks people when they register to vote.

Thompson said more than 180 election judges are needed, and she's already started contacting those who have served as judges in past years.

This year's elections are Aug. 21 for the primaries and Nov. 6 for the general election. Thompson said people who voted in the last general election, which was two years ago, don't have to register again.

Among the questions voters are asked when they register is their party affiliation. There are five choices in this year's elections – Republican, Democrat, Libertarian, Constitution and Unaffiliated. Unaffiliated voters may cast ballots only for non-partisan candidates, which are those running for municipal offices.

Candidates for Sheridan County's three school districts, the Northern Wyoming Community College District and special districts also are non-partisan, but those candidates run only in the November election, not in the county's primary elections.

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