When and Where to vote

By: Bill Rentschler Email
By: Bill Rentschler Email

Cheyenne, WY (KGWN) - Tomorrow is election day across the state of Wyoming as the primaries mark the beginning of the midterm election season. Former president Lyndon Johnson said, "...the vote is the most powerful instrument ever designed by man..." so it's our civic duty to get out and vote, but that doesn't always happen.

Sometimes it's hard to get away from work to vote, or you don't know where to vote and so that drives a lot of potential voters away from the polls.

Peggy Nighswonger, the State Election Director, says that there is a polling place locator on the Secretary of State's website. All you have to do is type in your address to the locator and it will give you the polling center that you're supposed to go. Pretty easy.

Polls are open from 7 AM to 7 PM, but sometimes it seems difficult to get out and do it during the work day, but as Nighswonger notes, under Wyoming law, employers are required to give employees an hour to go vote.

If you'd like to vote, but haven't registered to vote yet, Wyoming is an election day registration state. If you have a Wyoming driver's license with your current address, you can register at the polls. If you have an out of state license, you'll need to bring an official document, like a lease agreement or utility bill with your current address to register.

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