voting http://wyomingpublicmedia.org en Voting begins in Wyoming http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/voting-begins-wyoming <p>Early voting in Wyoming begins Thursday.&nbsp; Since 1991, the state has allowed absentee voting without an excuse.&nbsp;</p><p>People may register and in many instances they may vote in person at the County Courthouse or they can take their ballot home and return it.&nbsp; State Elections Director Peggy Nighswonger says it’s very popular.</p><p>“People that are thinking they may be out of town, shift workers who it’s hard for them to get to the polls, the elderly, it’s just a convenience for a lot of people.”</p> Wed, 26 Sep 2012 21:01:47 +0000 Bob Beck 30642 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Voting begins in Wyoming Wyoming earns "good" status on voting process http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyoming-earns-good-status-voting-process <div _fallwcm="1" class="bdyItmPrt" id="divBdy"><div><div><div style="margin-top:14pt;margin-bottom:14pt;"><font face="Times New Roman,serif" size="3"><span style="font-size:12pt;">In a new report from the Verified Voting Foundation, Wyoming earned a &ldquo;good&rdquo; status for the security of its voting process. </span></font></div><div style="margin-top: 14pt; margin-bottom: 14pt;"><font face="Times New Roman,serif" size="3"><span style="font-size: 12pt;">The state scored well because it uses paper ballots, which provide hard-copy proof, and tally votes electronically. Mon, 06 Aug 2012 13:32:02 +0000 Madison Williams 28049 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming earns "good" status on voting process Appeals Court orders Fremont County to change voting system http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/appeals-court-orders-fremont-county-change-voting-system <p>The U.S. Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld a decision by a Wyoming court, ordering Fremont County elections officials to implement a single-member elections system.</p><p>The decision is an attempt to remedy discrimination against American Indian voters.</p><p>In the past, Fremont county used an at-large system, wherevoters chose candidates for the entire county, rather than for smaller districts. That meant minority candidates didn&rsquo;t have much of a chance. In contrast, a single-member system allows voters to choose candidates from their specific area.</p> Thu, 23 Feb 2012 14:27:32 +0000 Tristan Ahtone 20007 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Appeals Court orders Fremont County to change voting system