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Voting Access Scorecard - Wyoming

The Franchise Project’s Voting Access Scorecard ranks how accessible voting is in Wyoming. The Voting Access Scorecard measures the accessibility of American elections by analyzing state election laws and practices. Each state’s performance is based on 30 measurable metrics shown to affect accessibility and foster participation. All metrics are weighted equally to fairly assess all states and their practices. If answered in the affirmative, each metric is worth 1 point, for a total of 30 points. Note that if a practice varies by county or municipality, e.g. the number of early voting locations in Wisconsin, the state only received 0.5 points for that metric. Note: Y=Yes, N=No, and V=Varies by Municipality/County.

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Overall score: 15 / 30

Y=Yes, N=No, V=Varies by County/Municipality

State registration deadline is the Friday before Election Day or later
Wyoming Secretary of State: http://soswy.state.wy.us/Elections/RegisteringToVote.aspx
Y
State offers Election Day registration
Wyoming Secretary of State: http://soswy.state.wy.us/Elections/RegisteringToVote.aspx
Y
State has automatic registration
Wyoming Secretary of State: http://soswy.state.wy.us/Elections/RegisteringToVote.aspx
N
State does NOT create barriers to voter registration by third parties (e.g. allows third party registration, does not require registration drive training or notification)
Wyoming does not allow third party voter registration drives. WY Stat § 22-3-104: http://law.justia.com/codes/wyoming/2012/title22/chapter3/section22-3-104
N
State does NOT impose fines or criminal penalties for negligent/accidential voter registration mistakes
Wyoming does not allow third party voter registration drives. WY Stat § 22-3-104: http://law.justia.com/codes/wyoming/2012/title22/chapter3/section22-3-104
Y
State offers early voting/in-person absentee voting in multiple locations per municipality/county
Wyoming Secretary of State: http://soswy.state.wy.us/Elections/AbsenteeVoting.aspx
N
State offers early voting/in-person absentee voting during evenings and/or weekends
Wyoming Secretary of State: http://soswy.state.wy.us/Elections/AbsenteeVoting.aspx
N
State allows no-excuse early voting/in-person absentee voting
Wyoming Secretary of State: http://soswy.state.wy.us/Elections/AbsenteeVoting.aspx
Y
State holds all elections entirely by mail
Wyoming Secretary of State: http://soswy.state.wy.us/Elections/AbsenteeVoting.aspx
N
State does NOT require an excuse to vote by mail
Wyoming Secretary of State: http://soswy.state.wy.us/Elections/AbsenteeVoting.aspx
Y
State deadline to return absentee ballot is NO earlier than Election Day (via any type of delivery)
Must be received by 7:00 p.m. on Election Day, either in person or by mail. Wyoming Secretary of State: http://soswy.state.wy.us/Elections/AbsenteeVoting.aspx
Y
State allows all voters to sign up to vote by absentee permanently
Wyoming Secretary of State: http://soswy.state.wy.us/Elections/AbsenteeVoting.aspx
N
State allows voters to request vote by mail ballot online
Wyoming Secretary of State: http://soswy.state.wy.us/Elections/RegisteringToVote.aspx
N
State allows voters to register online
Wyoming Secretary of State: http://soswy.state.wy.us/Elections/RegisteringToVote.aspx
N
State allows voters to check their Election Day polling location online
Wyoming Secretary of State: http://soswy.state.wy.us/Elections/PollPlace/Default.aspx
Y
State allows voters to check their vote by mail status online
Wyoming Secretary of State: http://soswy.state.wy.us/Elections/RegisteringToVote.aspx
N
State does NOT require a Photo ID to vote on Election Day
Wyoming Secretary of State: http://soswy.state.wy.us/faqs.aspx?root=ELEC
Y
State does NOT require a Photo ID to vote early or by mail
Wyoming Secretary of State: http://soswy.state.wy.us/faqs.aspx?root=ELEC
Y
If ID required, State allows voter to vote through alternative process that does not require voter action (Note: full points received if no ID required at all)
Wyoming Secretary of State: http://soswy.state.wy.us/faqs.aspx?root=ELEC
Y
During voter maintenance process, if address has not changed, state allows voter to simply mail back confirmation form
WY Stat. 22-3-116: http://law.justia.com/codes/wyoming/2011/title22/chapter3/section22-3-116 ("When the county clerk has information that a registration should be cancelled, he shall mail a notice of intent to cancel to the elector at his address on the registry list stating the reason for cancellation. The notice shall state that cancellation shall occur within twenty (20) days unless the elector asks that his name remain on the registry list.")
Y
State is NOT a member of Interstate Crosscheck
Bryan Caskey, Kansas Secretary of State, Director of Elections (email communication, May 24, 2017)
Y
State is Member of ERIC
ERIC, http://www.ericstates.org/whowear John Lindback, ERIC Executive Director (email communication, May 25, 2017)
N
State refused to comply with the Pence-Kobach voter registration data request
Casper Star Tribune: http://trib.com/news/state-and-regional/govt-and-politics/wyoming-rejects-white-house-request-for-voter-data-citing-federal/article_b6da105d-856c-5ee4-ac1a-ebd215da3067.html
Y
State allows individuals to vote when their sentence is complete
Starting July 2017, felons convicted of nonviolent crimes have rights automatically restored. Other felons are permanently disenfranchised unless they receive a pardon from the governor. WY Stat. § 7-13-105: http://law.justia.com/codes/wyoming/2011/title7/chapter13/section7-13-105
N
State allows individuals to vote during their term of incarceration
WY Stat. § 7-13-105: http://law.justia.com/codes/wyoming/2011/title7/chapter13/section7-13-105
N
State allows individuals to vote after incarceration, while on probation or parole
WY Stat. § 7-13-105: http://law.justia.com/codes/wyoming/2011/title7/chapter13/section7-13-105
N
State voting technology requires a paper trail
WY Stat. § 22-11-103: http://law.justia.com/codes/wyoming/2016/title-22/chapter-11/section-22-11-103
N
State requires poll worker training
WY Stat. § 22-8-113: http://law.justia.com/codes/wyoming/2016/title-22/chapter-8/section-22-8-113
Y
State law requires voting machines to meet federal standards, testing by a federally accredited laboratory, or federal certification
WY Stat. § 22-11-103: http://law.justia.com/codes/wyoming/2016/title-22/chapter-11/section-22-11-103
N
State provides readily accessible voting technology information
Wyoming Secretary of State: http://soswy.state.wy.us/Elections/VotingEquipment.aspx
Y

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