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  • Wyoming's elections will look different this year. Here's what voters need to know.

    Maggie Mullen,|Apr 18, 2024

    How and when Wyoming residents can vote will look different this year. Two election laws related to political party affiliation and absentee voting were added to the books in 2023, making the August primaries the first major election affected by the new regulations. Under the new rules, May 15 is the last day registered voters can change their political party affiliation. The affiliation associated with a voter’s registration determines which primaries — either Republican or Democratic — they are entitled to vote in. Previously voters could... Full story

  • Mysterious mailers attack Wyoming lawmakers, prompt investigation

    Maggie Mullen,|Dec 14, 2023

    As summer turned to fall in Wyoming this year, red and gold political leaflets began to appear in mailboxes. At first glance, the oversized glossy postcards didn't look much different than any other campaign material. They featured an official lawmaker headshot, his name, contact info and the word "conservative" several times over. The header "Legislative Update" was emblazoned on the front. Albeit early for a campaign season that won't officially kick off until May - when the candidate filing p... Full story

  • Lawmakers punt on crossover-ban fix

    Maggie Mullen, WyoFile|Aug 31, 2023

    Gov. Mark Gordon let a crossover-voting ban go into effect without his signature earlier this year because he was worried the bill’s ambiguity could deny participation to eligible voters. An agreement to work on clarifying the bill before the 2024 election dissuaded Gordon from a veto, but lawmakers have yet to settle on a solution. Instead, they opted Thursday to delay a decision after the secretary of state questioned whether a legislative fix was necessary.. The Joint Corporations, Elections and Political Subdivisions Committee met in D...

  • Guns, juries and public offices: Felonies could regain rights

    Maggie Mullen,|Mar 2, 2023

    CHEYENNE—Wyoming residents with a first-time, nonviolent felony conviction can see their voting rights restored upon completion of their sentence. Lawmakers are now considering expanding the restoration process to other rights, including owning or using a firearm, serving on a jury and holding public office. Senate File 120 – Restoration of civil rights received the approval of its original chamber before the House Judiciary Committee voted unanimously to support the bill on Friday. “This is a bill that’s actually been on my heart and on my m...