The Primary Election is not until August 21, but voters may cast their ballot early starting Friday, July 6, when the Laramie County Clerk’s office opens the polling site in the atrium of the county building at 309 W. 20th Street in Cheyenne.
The atrium polling site will be open to voters from 8:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m., Monday through Friday, from July 6 through August 20, with the exception of legal holidays.
Persons who are not yet registered to vote may also register at the atrium. Registrants are asked to bring their Wyoming driving license if they have one; other accepted documents are any valid government-issued ID including military ID, U.S. passport, student ID or driving license from other state.
Requirements for voter registration include U.S. citizenship, Laramie County residency, age 18 by the date of the election, not adjudicated mentally incompetent, and if convicted of a felony, voting rights must have been restored. Restoration of voting rights is automatic for first-time nonviolent felons who completed their supervision or were discharged from an institution on or after Jan. 1, 2010.
Absentee ballots are also being mailed on July 6 to voters who have requested them. Lee noted that voters may request an absentee ballot by calling (307) 633-4242 or by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Voters must provide their name as it appears on the voter list, date of birth, residential address in the county, mailing address, and contact telephone number.
Lee pointed out that the Primary Election is a partisan election and there are three types of ballots – Republican, Democratic, and unaffiliated. Voters will receive the party ballot matching their voter registration—Republican, Democratic, or unaffiliated. However, a voter may change party affiliation prior to voting by filling out a new voter registration form at the polling site in the Atrium.
The public test of voting machines in advance of Primary Election voting took place Thursday, July 5, at 10 a.m. in the Atrium. Candidates, political parties, and the public were invited to observe the test.
For more information on elections or voter registration, visit https://www.laramiecountyclerk.com/elections.aspx or call the election office of the county clerk at (307) 633-4242.