The Converse County Clerk’s office would like to assure the public that conducting elections securely, safely and with the utmost of integrity is our top priority. We continue to work very closely with the Wyoming Secretary of State’s office to ensure that the 2020 Election is secure and accurate while maintaining the health and safety of all voters and election workers. Nothing has changed in this election cycle other than a few minor revisions and additions to the process in order to deal with conducting an election - one of our most important and treasured rights as Americans - during a worldwide pandemic.
First, there is now an Official Ballot Box that is located outside the west entrance of the Converse County Courthouse that can be utilized for absentee ballots. The box is secure, under video surveillance, and ballots are collected daily. This is a convenient option for the casting of absentee ballots, particularly for high risk individuals. However, you are still welcome to mail in your ballot or drop it off at the County Clerk’s office. You can also come into the County Clerk’s office and vote absentee, which is a very quick process. There is still time to request an absentee ballot, but remember that all ballots must be received at the County Clerk’s office by 7:00 p.m. on August 18th in order to be counted. Before a ballot can be sent, you must provide all the statutorily required information to the County Clerk’s office. Once the information submitted is verified for accuracy, the request is accepted. Please note you must initiate this request every election cycle; no one automatically receives an absentee ballot without first making the request and being determined eligible during each election cycle. Voter Registration applications and Absentee Ballot Request forms are available in the County Clerk’s office or by clicking here.
Next, all of the election equipment to be used for the 2020 elections is brand new, very secure, and user friendly. This equipment is air-gapped (not connected to any type of network), and the encrypted data is loaded into air-gapped election software for tabulation. Those results are then provided to the Wyoming Secretary of State’s office via secured channels.
Finally, if you choose to vote in-person, you will have access to a polling place that will have enough space to accommodate social distancing. In addition, election workers will be equipped with all the necessary Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) as recommended by the Centers of Disease Control (CDC), as well as sneeze guards, hand sanitizer for voters, and appropriate signage to help voters cast their ballot safely at the polls. Our goal is to ensure everyone has the ability to vote in a safe and secure environment and know that their cast ballot is secure and will be accurately counted. Remember that if you need to register prior to voting, you will be required to show a photo ID.
If you would like more information about where to vote on Election Day; have further questions about precincts; voting; absentee voting; or any other questions about elections, please feel free to contact the County Clerk’s office at 307-358-2244.
Converse County Clerk