Absentee voting underway

Secretary of State Max Maxfield reminds Wyoming voters that the 40-day period for absentee voting for Wyoming’s Primary Election began on Thursday, July 10, and ends on Monday, August 18, the day before the Primary.

“Wyoming offers ‘no excuse’ absentee voting. This means that any registered voter can call their county clerk and request that an absentee ballot is mailed to them, or they can go to the clerk’s office and vote there,” said Secretary of State Max Maxfield.

Wyoming is one of 27 states that allows any qualified voter to vote absentee without providing an excuse.  The voter may return the ballot by mail or in person to their county clerk.   Ballots must be received in the clerk’s office not later than 7:00 p.m. on Primary Election Day, August 19.

Maxfield noted that the convenience of absentee voting is just one of the ways Wyoming encourages voter participation. 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.

“As chief election officer for the State of Wyoming, I encourage citizens who are 18 and older to register and vote. Voting is a right and a responsibility. It is the individual’s responsibility to register and to participate. It is our job as election officials to make sure that registration and voting are easily accessible and conducted with integrity,” said Maxfield.

Persons wanting more information on voter registration and voting may visit the Secretary of State’s website at http://soswy.state.wy.us/ .  To request an absentee ballot, contact your county clerk: