Wyoming Resources for Voters with Disabilities

What are my rights as a voter with a disability in Wyoming?

In Wyoming, you have the right to the following as protected by federal law. Election staff must respect these rights:

  • Accessible voter registration
  • Accessible polling places
  • Policies and procedures that do not discriminate against you based on your disability
  • Accessible, available, and operational voting systems, features
  • Your service animal to accompany you inside the polling place
  • The right to vote privately and independently or with assistance, if needed
  • Assistance from a person of choice, who can be a friend, family member, or poll worker (but not your boss, union agent, or a candidate unless this person is your family member)
  • Election Staff trained to understand the rights above.

In Wyoming, you also have the right to:

  • Independently mark and cast your ballot without interference, coercion, or intimidation
  • Vote in privacy and cast a secret ballot
Who can register to vote?

To register in Wyoming, you must be

  • A citizen of the United States of America
  • At least 17 and will be turning 18 on or before Election Day 
  • A resident of the state and county

If you are a student, unhoused, a survivor of intimate partner violence with related concerns, or living with a mental or physical impairment, you may still register and vote.

In Wyoming, you may not register or vote if:

  • A court order has currently and specifically taken away your right to vote 
  • You are registered to vote elsewhere and have not requested your registration be withdrawn
  • Are currently incarcerated for a felony conviction or if no longer incarcerated, have not had your voting rights restored

Wyoming has same-day voter registration, meaning you can register and vote on the same day when voting during the early voting/in-person absentee period.

Register to vote now if you are eligible or check your registration status.

What are the different ways to vote in Wyoming?
  • In-person on Election Day
  • Absentee (in-person or by mail) without excuse up to 40 days before an election
  • While abroad as a citizen or military through an absentee ballot request
  • Provisional ballot at a polling place
What are the ways to request an Absentee Ballot in Wyoming?

By mail, email, in person

How is the Wyoming mail-in or absentee ballot process made accessible for voters with print disabilities?

Federal law requires polling places to meet minimum compliance standards for individuals with special needs. Please contact your county clerk with questions about polling place accessibility.

What are the rules of assistance for disabled voters in Wyoming?
  • You may request assistance from a poll worker or receive assistance from a person of your choice with the following exceptions:
    • your employer, an agent of your employer
    • an officer or agent of your union
    • a candidate on the ballot
       
  • A poll worker cannot force you to accept assistance.
How can I prepare to use accessible voting equipment in Wyoming prior to Election Day?

You should be able to access a sample ballot as well as preview and practice using accessible voting equipment. Please contact your county clerk to find out which equipment is used, to ask for instructions, and to see how to practice.

Who do I contact if I have problems when voting in Wyoming?

Please contact your country clerk to address any concerns. The Wyoming Protection and Advocacy Service is also available to help you.

You can fill-out and submit a Complaint Form to the Wyoming State Elections Enforcement Commission. It should be mailed to:

                       Wyoming Secretary of State
                       Elections Division
                       2020 Carey Avenue, Suite 600
                       Cheyenne, Wyoming 82002

You can also fill out a Violation of Civil Rights Complaint Form and submit it to the US Department of Justice by one of the following methods:

  • Online, through the form’s submission process - this is the fastest method
     
  • By fax at (202) 616-9881. You MUST include “ATTN: Civil Rights and Civil Liberties Complaints" at the top of your fax submission for it to be processed correctly
     
  • By mailing your form to: 

                      U.S. Department of Justice
                      Office of the Inspector General
                       Investigations Division
                       ATTN: Civil Rights & Civil Liberties Complaints
                      950 Pennsylvania Ave., NW
                      Washington, DC 20530