Elections

Secretary of State Gray announced a proposed a new regulation tied to Wyoming’s Voter Photo ID law. If this regulation goes into place, your residency MUST match your already required photo identification, or you will be asked to provide proof of residency. The proposed regulation has the possibility to disenfranchise thousands of Wyoming college students, and transient workers who do not have matching residencies on…

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Wyoming has a closed primary system – which means that in order to vote in a primary election, you must be registered with a political party. Wyoming Rising knows that this system limits participation in our elections because most Wyoming candidates run as Republicans; people who are independent and those who are registered in other parties have few options in the State’s primary election.  For…

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Open Primaries

Primary Elections in Wyoming are about to be even more closed off to the people.  In 2023, the Wyoming Legislature passed a law that voters in primary elections must declare their party identification BEFORE candidates are even known.  This unfounded worry of crossover voting will lead to a hyper-selective voting process.  Fewer voters in a primary leads to false representation that does not truly reflect…

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Be Informed. Each Party publishes a “platform” which is a formal statement of the principles and goals the party supports. The expectation is that they bind the party’s candidates to some extent. The platform is an appeal to the general public, for the ultimate purpose of winning public support and votes based on specific topics or issues. They both promise to preserve and protect America,…

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Candidate Forum for House District 28.

House District 28 has been redrawn. It now includes Cody south of the airport, Thermopolis, Basin, Burlington, and Shoshoni. Incumbent John Winter and Kimberly Bartlett are running in the general election for Wyoming House of Representatives District 28 on November 8, 2022. Candidate Forum 6:00–7:00pm Monday September 26 Thermopolis Middle School Kim Bartlett’s profile and platform can be found here: https://www.bartlett4wyo.com/platform John Winter newspaper interview:…

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Looking for reliable information on the candidates and issues appearing on your ballot this year? Here are six nonpartisan election resources that can help: Wyoming Secretary of State is responsible for administering all elections in Wyoming. Their website contains a wealth of information about the voting process. sos.wyo.gov/Elections AARP voter guides provide information on the voting process, from registration to Election Day poll hours. They…

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