Misdemeanor convictions in Wyoming
Can prisoners vote in jail? Generally, yes.
You do not lose the right to vote if you are convicted of a misdemeanor in Wyoming. If you are incarcerated for a misdemeanor you should check voter registration status, register to vote if necessary, and request an absentee ballot.
You can vote while awaiting trial for any charge, even if incarcerated, as long as you have not lost your right to vote due to a prior conviction.
Felony conviction in Wyoming
Can felons vote in Wyoming?
Non-violent felony convictions in Wyoming
You lose the right to vote while incarcerated if you are convicted of a non-violent felony. If you are on parole, probation, or have fully completed your sentence, you may register to vote and cast a ballot if you were convicted after 2010.
For first-time, non-violent felony convictions before 2010, under federal law, or from outside of Wyoming, you must apply to the Wyoming Department of Corrections.
Violent and multiple felony convictions in Wyoming
You lose the right to vote if you are convicted of more than one felony or a violent felony. You cannot vote while incarcerated, while on probation, or while on parole. After a waiting period, you can apply to the Governor for restoration of your voting rights or for a pardon.
Next steps for restoring voting rights in Wyoming
If your sentence is completed and you were convicted of a non-violent felony after 2010, you may register to vote and cast a ballot, even if you are on parole or probation.
If your sentence is completed and you were convicted of a non-violent felony before 2010, under federal law, or from outside of Wyoming, you should:
Apply to the Wyoming Department of Corrections
If you have already applied and been approved, you may register to vote and cast a ballot.
If your sentence is completed, including parole and probation, and you were convicted of a violent felony or more than one felony, you should apply to the Governor to restore your voting rights only after a five (5) year waiting period (or a ten (10) year waiting period for a formal pardon).
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