NEWS RELEASE: Secretary of State's Office
State Capitol – Wyoming residents will go to the polls on November 6 to vote in the General Election, but more than 43,000 of the state's 236,778 registered voters have already cast their ballots, according to Secretary of State Max Maxfield.
Maxfield, who serves as the State's Chief Election Officer, said 43,173 voters, representing 18% of all registered voters, have already voted by absentee ballot. Nearly 54,000 registered voters, including some 1800 military and overseas voters, had requested absentee ballots as of October 29, and 80 percent of these have already submitted their marked ballots to the County Clerks.
Absentee voting continues through November 5, the day before the election. "Marked ballots must be in the Clerk's office by 7 p.m. on Election Day in order to be counted," Maxfield said.
Of the 53,865 voters who requested absentee ballots, 66% were Republican, 23% were Democrat, and 11% were independent or minor party.
Maxfield reminds persons who are qualified to vote, but who have not yet registered, to go to their polling place and register and vote on November 6.
"With no-excuse absentee voting and Election Day Registration, we make it very convenient to vote in Wyoming," said Maxfield. "Voting is important, so I hope everyone gets involved. Historically, a number of races have been decided by less than a handful of votes."