Mover's Guide: Wyoming

August 10, 2010

Elections Division:  307-777-5860

I moved from the address at which I am registered.  What should I do?

I moved from another state.

If you moved to Wyoming from another state, you must register in Wyoming to be able to vote.[1] You may register on Election Day by providing documents establishing your identity and residency.[2]  If you do not take advantage of election-day registration, you can register by mail or in person at the county clerk’s office,[3] but you must do so thirty days before the election (after January 1, 2011, you can submit your registration up to 14 days before the election).[4]

If you moved from out of state, you may register to vote the same day you become a resident of the State of Wyoming.

I moved within Wyoming.

If you moved within the same county, you should notify your local election official to update your registration records.[5]  If you moved to a different county, you should complete a new registration form to update your registration records on or before Election Day.[6]  That form is available here: http://soswy.state.wy.us/Elections/RegisteringToVote.aspx

The election is right around the corner and I never updated my registration from my previous address.  What should I do?

If you moved to a new address within the same county since you last voted, you should contact your local election office to determine whether your registration is current and to find out the location of your current polling place. Wyoming permits voters who have not previously registered or who were registered at a prior address to register or re-register to vote and vote at their current polling place on Election Day.Many registered Wyoming voters who move are still entitled to cast a ballot that will be counted – even if they did not notify the appropriate election official about their move before Election Day and the election official has not changed their registration.

Scenario One: New Address, but Same Polling Place

If you moved to a new address that is covered by the same polling place as your old address, you can vote a regular ballot at that polling place after confirming your change of address at the polling place.[7]

Scenario Two: New Address in Same County but New Polling Place

If you moved to a new address within the same county but with a different polling place, you are entitled to vote at the polling place associated with your new address.[8] If you are challenged because your name is not on the poll list at your new polling place, you can vote if an election official gets confirmation from the county clerk that you are entitled to vote in that election within that county.[9]

Scenario Three: New Address in New County

If you moved to a new address in a different county in the state, you can register and vote in person at your new polling place on Election Day.[10]  To register on Election Day you must provide acceptable documentation establishing your identity and residency.[11]


[1] Wyo. Stat. Ann. § 22-3-101(a) (2010).

[2] Wyo. Stat. Ann. §§ 22-3-103, 104(f)(ii)(A), 22-3-104(h)(i); Wyo. R. & Regs., Sec’y of State, Election Procedure, ch. 2 § 6 (2010).

[3] Wyo. Stat. Ann. §§ 22-3-104(d), 22-3-104(h).

[4] Wyo. Stat. Ann. § 22-3-102(a).

[5] Wyo. Stat. Ann. § 22-3-114.

[6] See Wyo. Stat. Ann. § 22-3-106; Wyoming Secretary of State, Registering to Vote, http://soswy.state.wy.us/Elections/RegisteringToVote.aspx (last visited June 14, 2010). 

[7] See Wyoming Secretary of State, Registering to Vote, http://soswy.state.wy.us/Elections/RegisteringToVote.aspx (last visited June 14, 2010). 

[8] Wyo. Stat. Ann. § 22-15-106 (2010).

[9] Wyo. Stat. Ann. § 22-15-106 (2010).

[10] Wyo. Stat. Ann. § 22-3-104(f) – (h); see also Wyoming Secretary of State, Elections, Registering to Vote, http://soswy.state.wy.us/Elections/RegisteringToVote.aspx (last visited June 14, 2010).

[11] Wyo. Stat. Ann. § 22-3-103; Wyo. R. & Regs., Sec’y of State, Election Procedure, ch. 2 § 6 (2010).