How to Vote in the Wyoming Caucus: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

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Wyoming is a closed caucus. (Getty)

The Democratic caucus is in Wyoming today, April 9. Here’s everything you need to know about how to vote in the Wyoming primary caucus, including who’s eligible to vote, all the appropriate deadlines, how to find the right polling place, and who is on the ballot.

Here’s what you need to know.


1. Who’s Eligible to Vote & What are the Hours?

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How do you vote in Wyoming? When is the deadline? (Getty)

The rules about who is eligible to vote and in which primary can get a little confusing depending on which state you live in. Unfortunately, Wyoming is a closed caucus. This means that you can only vote today, April 9, in the Democratic caucus if you were already registered as a Democrat.

The Republicans already had their caucus in Wyoming on March 1.

You must have a photo ID in order to vote. If you’re a college student not living in your home state, you can either vote in your home state or in Wyoming.

Polling stations are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. across the state. If you’re in line by 7 p.m. local time, you can vote. But make sure you stay in line. Even if the results are announced early by the media, you should still stay in line and make sure your vote counts.


2. When Was the Voter Registration Deadline?

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The deadline for registering to vote varies from state to state. (Getty)

Some states allow same-day registration, but unfortunately Wyoming is not one of them. In order to be able to vote today, you would have had to register to vote by the deadline of March 25.


3. When Is the Deadline to Change Your Party Registration?

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Lilyan Maitan stands in a voting booth during the Republican primary election in 2012. Wyoming is a closed caucus. (Getty)

You’ve probably heard about states like New York and Arizona, where voters’ party affiliations were changed and they couldn’t vote in the primary. Wyoming is a closed caucus. If you didn’t change your party affiliation by March 25, you can only vote as a Democrat in today’s caucus if you’re already listed as a Democrat on your voter registration.


4. How to Find the Right Polling Place and Time

PROVO, UT - MARCH 22: Voters look for their district on a map for the Utah Republican caucuses at Wasatch Elementary on March 22, 2016 in Provo, Utah. The Republicans have 40 delegates and Democrats 37 delegates at stake in Utah. (Photo by George Frey/Getty Images)

Voters look for their district on a map for the Utah Republican caucuses in Provo, Utah. (Getty)

The primary election in Wyoming is today, Saturday, April 9. When you’re voting in the caucus, you’ll have to make sure that you’re voting in the right location. You can find out which polling place you should vote at by visiting this website and filling in your name and date of birth. You can also find a full list of county caucus locations here.

Polling stations are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. across the state. If you’re in line by 7 p.m. local time, you can vote. But make sure you stay in line. Even if the results are announced early by the media, you should still stay in line and make sure your vote counts.


5. Who’s on the Ballot & Who’s Still in the Race?

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A poster for the South Carolina Republican presidential primary sits on a table at American Legion Post 79, showing who was no longer running. (Getty)

For the Democratic party, you’ll see Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders on the ballot.

The Republican caucus already happened and Ted Cruz got the majority of the votes, at 66.3 percent.

There are 14 delegates up for grabs for the Democratic party today. Wyoming uses a proportional system, so candidates get about the same percentage of available delegates as they get votes in the caucuses. It’s a little more complicated than that, with Wyoming have four at-large delegates, two pledged party leader and elected official delegates, and eight congressional district delegates. The state also has four superdelegates.

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