County Election Information
Voters may register to vote in the county clerk’s office. Persons residing in a municipality in Goshen County outside of Torrington may register to vote in their town clerk’s office. Qualified voters may also register at the polls on Election Day. Bring an acceptable form of ID such as a driver’s license or passport.
A person must meet the following requirements to register to vote:
- 18 years of age on Election Day
- U.S. Citizen
- Resident of Goshen County and the precinct in which you register
- Withdraw voter registration from any other jurisdiction, if applicable
- Present a valid Wyoming Driver License, or if you don’t have one provide other valid photo ID and last four digits of social security number
- Not been convicted of a felony, or if convicted, has had civil or voting rights restored
- Not adjudicated mentally incompetent
Click the Secretary of State Link below for more Election Information
Secretary of State Election Pages – Includes 2018 Election Calendar
Click the link below for the FAVP for Wyoming
- Take Voter Survey
Be sure to take the Voter Survey at the end of this article.
County Clerks around Wyoming are launching a survey looking into voting preferences for the future of Wyoming Elections. The County Clerks Association of Wyoming produced the survey.
Ideas in the survey include voting by the same method we use now with touchscreen (DRE) machines. Also included are early voting, combining precincts, voting by mail and vote centers. These methods are further defined on the survey. Goshen County also makes sure paper ballots are available.
Please note that my office is not promoting any particular method. My belief is that all of the options would need to be fine tuned before use. What we do now works well, but is very expensive. Each option has a set of challenges and must be personalized for Goshen County. My first concern is that the method be safe and secure from fraud. Wyoming has very little election fraud and we need to keep it that way.
Most of the state’s voting equipment was purchased in 2005 and needs to be upgraded. Our election equipment continues to provide for accurate and secure elections. It is still functioning because of the diligent care it has received. However, all technology ages. It is nearing the end of its lifespan.
The PAVE (Plan for Aging Voting Equipment) Task Force has been formed to target this particular issue. The challenge of aging voting equipment has an added urgency as election administrators confront the modern need for the most advanced cybersecurity tools to protect the systems.
The PAVE Task force is taking a proactive approach to address our future need for new voting equipment. The Task Force is moving forward to determine how best to identify, acquire and fund the replacement of Wyoming’s election equipment. The task force will be requesting an interim study by the Legislature in 2018 so legislation may be considered in 2019.
One important thing to remember is taxpayer money will be paying for this equipment. So this is an opportunity for the public to say what you would like in the future. Replacing all the current Goshen County equipment is estimated at $240,000. The Federal Government mandates that every polling place have touchscreen (DRE) voting available.
The survey results will be used by the County Clerks and PAVE Task Force to better understand needs and desired changes. Goshen County really needs to take part in this survey and let their voice be heard. We have great turnout for elections and I am hoping every voter takes this survey.
A link to the survey is on the website at goshencounty.org and click on the Elections icon. If you don’t have access to a computer and need a paper copy of the survey please call 532-4051 or stop by the office at the Courthouse. The survey will only be available until the first of April.
- 2018 Key Election Dates
- Primary ElectionAugust 21, 2018
- General Election November 6, 2018
- Voter registration Closes: Pre-Primary August 6, 2018
- Election Day (Primary)Voters may register and vote at their polling places.
- Voter Registration Closes: Pre-General October 22, 2018
(Voters may still register in person and cast an absentee ballot: October 23 – November 5, 2018)
- Election Day (General)Voters may register and vote at their polling places.
Absentee ballots may be requested at any time in 2018 prior to the day of an election.
- Primary Election*July 6 – August 21, 2018
- General Election*September 21 – November 6, 2018
(*UOCAVA absentee voting will begin July 6th for the Primary Election and September 21st for the General Election. Please contact your County Clerk for further assistance.)
- Candidate Filing PeriodMay 17 – June 1, 2018
- Minor and Provisional Party Candidate DeadlineAugust 20, 2018
- Independent Candidate DeadlineAugust 27, 2018
5,176 signatures required for statewide races
- Initiative Filing DeadlineFebruary 9, 2018*
*Or prior to the time at which the Legislative Session convenes on February 12, 2018.
38,818 signatures required
- Referendum Filing Deadline: Within 90 days after the adjournment of the Legislative Session
38,818 signatures required
- New Political Party DeadlineJune 1, 2018
5,176 signatures required