How to Vote in Wyoming’s 2022 Elections

Posted on 08/17/22 by Catherine Maddux

Voters stand at voting machines in Cheyenne, Wyoming.

En español | Wyoming’s Nov. 8 general election will decide races for seats in the U.S. House of Representatives and the state Senate and House, as well as for governor and other statewide offices. The primary was held on Aug. 16.

Essential info:

  • Absentee voting: All registered voters are eligible to vote absentee without an excuse.
  • Early in-person voting: Voters can submit completed absentee ballots at their county clerk’s office starting 45 days before Election Day — that’s Sept. 23 for the general election.
  • In-person voting on Election Day: The general election is Tuesday, Nov. 8.  

Wyoming’s redistricting plan for the state legislature has been enacted, adding one seat to the Senate, for a total of 31, and two additional seats to the House of Representatives, for a total of 62. The redrawing of the legislative districts could change your polling place and which candidates appear on your ballot. 

  • U.S House of Representatives:  Harriet Hageman (R), Lynnette Grey Bull (D)
  • Governor: Incumbent Gov. Mark Gordon (R), Theresa Livingston (D)
  • State Senate: 15 of 30 seats
  • State House: All 60 seats
  • Other statewide offices

Wyoming residents can register by mail, at their local county clerk’s office or at the polls on Election Day. 

Either way, you’ll need your state driver’s license or the last four digits of your Social Security number and an acceptable form of ID, which includes a U.S. passport; a federal, state, local or military ID card; a tribal ID; a Medicare or Medicaid card; or a photo ID from the University of Wyoming, a Wyoming community college or a state public school. A complete list of acceptable IDs is on the state election website. 

The deadline to register to vote is Oct. 24 for the general election. If you miss the deadline, you can register and cast your ballot on Election Day at your polling place. Check your county clerk’s website to find your polling place or contact your county clerk.

Voters can request an absentee ballot any day of the year (except on Election Day), but only for elections occurring that year. 

Mail your completed absentee ballot to your county clerk’s office or drop it off in person. Absentee ballots must be received in the county clerk's office by 7 p.m. on Election Day. Ballots arriving after the deadline will not be counted. Voters are not allowed to drop their completed absentee ballot at the polls on Election Day — they must take it to the county clerk's office. Voters should call their county clerk’s office to check on Election Day hours.

Contact your county clerk to check the status of your ballot.

Early in-person absentee voting is permitted at your county clerk’s office 45 days before Election Day: Sept. 23 to Nov. 7 for the general election. 

The general election is Nov. 8. Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Find your polling place on your county clerk’s website or by contacting your county clerk. Some counties have drop boxes and vote centers, which allow voters from any district within the county to cast their ballots at these sites.

All Wyoming residents who cast ballots at the polls are required to present an acceptable form of identification, such as a driver’s license, student ID card, U.S. passport or valid Medicare or Medicaid card. A complete list of approved IDs is on the state election website. 

Editor’s note: This guide was updated on Aug. 17 with information about how to vote in the Nov. general election. The guide was first published on July 30, 2020.

This story is provided by AARP Wyoming. Visit the AARP Wyoming page for more news, events, and programs affecting retirement, health care, and more.

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