Wyoming Absentee Ballot Guide

Last updated June 11, 2014
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Important Deadlines

  • Voter Registration Form: Received 14 days before the election. You may also register in person on election day
  • Absentee Ballot Application: No specific deadline, but you can't apply on election day. We recommend requesting your ballot at least one month before the election
  • Voted Absentee Ballot: Received by 7:00 pm on Election Day

How to vote by absentee ballot

Register to vote

Download the Wyoming voter registration form and take it with you to a notary.  Fill the form out in front a notary and have the form notarized.  Mail the completed form, and a copy of your ID if you are a first-time Wyoming voter, back to your County Clerk.

NOTE: Do NOT use the national form - Wyoming doesn't accept it.

Verify your voter registration

It's best to verify your voter registration before applying for your absentee ballot.  If there's a problem with your registration, register again before proceeding.

NOTE: Most people receive their voter registration cards in the mail 2-3 weeks after registering to vote. Don't worry if you lost your voter registration card. You don't actually need it to vote.

Make sure you're qualified to vote by absentee ballot

Good news!  Any registered voter may vote by absentee ballot in Wyoming.

Apply for your absentee ballot

Download and complete the Wyoming Absentee Ballot Application.  Mail your completed form to your County Clerk.

NOTE: Although there is no official deadline to request a ballot, we recommend applying for your absentee ballot at least one month - and no later than two weeks - before the election in which you will vote.

Complete and return your voted absentee ballot

The County Clerk will process your application, verify your information, and mail you an absentee ballot and a return enveloope.  Fill out your ballot, sign where indicated, and mail it back to your County Clerk.  Your ballot must be received by 7:00 PM on election day.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Do I need to provide ID when I apply for my absentee ballot in Wyoming?

You do not need to provide ID if you have already voted in Wyoming at least once. If you are a first time Wyoming voter, and you did not include your ID with your voter registration form, you must include a copy of your ID with your absentee ballot application. 

Acceptable forms of ID include: One of the following: a driver's license from any state; an ID card issued by a local, state or federal agency; a US passport; a school ID; or a military ID; or Two of the following: Certification of US Citizenship; Certificate of Naturalization; Draft Record; voter registration card from another state or county; original or certified copy of a birth certificate bearing an official seal; certification of birth abroad issued by the Department of State; or any other form of identification issued by an official agency.

When is the earliest I can apply for my absentee ballot in Wyoming?  

You may apply for an absentee ballot at any time during the calendar year in which the election is held, except on election day.

Can I vote in person before the election in Wyoming?

Yes. Check out our Early Voting page for details.

Additional Information

State Election Website: http://soswy.state.wy.us/Elections/Elections.aspx
Email: elections@state.wy.us
Local Election Officials: Your Local Election Official is the best person to contact if you have voting-related questions.  They'll be able to provide up-to-date information on rules and deadlines. 


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