WHEREAS: Our laws should exist to protect the sacred right of legal citizens to vote; and
WHEREAS: limiting registration and party affiliation changes to forty-five (45) days before an election (not including Election Day.)
THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED: That the Wyoming Republican Party supports legislation being enacted to address the listed statutes limiting Voting Registration and party affiliation changes to forty-five (45) days before an election (not including Election Day) to standardize the actions outlined in WS 22-3-102 and 22-5-214 to only be available outside the open election dates provided in WS 22-6-107.
22-3-102. Qualifications; temporary registration.
(a) A person may register to vote not less than fourteen (14) days before an election, at any election specified in W.S. 22-2-101(a)(i) through (viii) or as provided by W.S. 22-3-117, who satisfies the following qualifications:
22-5-214. Change in party affiliation.
An elector may change his party affiliation by completing an application signed before a notarial officer or election official, and filing it with the county clerk not less than fourteen (14) days before the primary election or at the polls on the day of the primary or general election, or when requesting an absentee ballot.
22-6-107. Time for possession of ballots and labels.
(a) Official ballots for primary and general elections shall be in the county clerk's possession forty-five (45) days before the election. If a clerk is unable to obtain ballots on time, the secretary of state shall provide by rule and regulation for the clerk to obtain and use substitute ballots.
(b) Notwithstanding subsection (a) of this section, county clerks shall make official absentee ballots for primary and general elections available to voters with rights under the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act, 42 U.S.C. 1973ff, and future acts amendatory or supplemental thereto, forty-five (45) days before the election.
Wyoming Republican Party, 21 Nov 13 SCC