Some new voting rules take effect this year in Wyoming.

This is a good time to make sure you are registered.

Just because you were registered in the last election does not mean you will be registered in this election.

To avoid the past problems of crossover voting you'll have to register as a Republican or Democrat in the month of May.

Crossover voting in Wyoming involved voters from other parties, like Democrat, Libertarian, or Constitution party, crossing over to vote in the Republican primary and then crossing back to their own party for the general election.

You will have to pick the party you want to be a member of by May 15th. You will not be able to switch back for the general election.

Candidates will register their official candidacy after the 15th.

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Then there is the Wyoming voter purge process.

This process clears the voter rolls of people who have died or moved to another state. So if you didn't vote in the 2022 general election, your name would be on the purge Look for a postcard from our office stating that you did not vote in the 2022 election. But even if you don't get a postcard it's a good idea to check to ensure you are registered.

There is less time for absentee voting.

In the past absentee voting started 45 days prior to every election. But now you only have 28 days. So get on the list to get that absentee ballot.

Finding your local election office is easy in Wyoming.

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You can look online for where to register in your area by visiting the Wyoming Secretary Of State's website. 

If you cannot register in person at any of your county's locations, you may register by mail.

The Wyoming Secretary Of State's website has a list of items you will need in order to register.

Outstanding Graffiti Train Passes Through Wyoming

We all see the graffiti on trains that pass through Wyoming.

But have you ever paused just a moment to look at it?

A lot is garbage.

But some of this still can be considered art.

Even great art.

Other times it's just an interesting message.

Grifiti art exhibit on wheels passing through America pauses in Wyoming

Gallery Credit: Glenn Woods

Reading The Past - Chugwater Wyoming Newspaper

These pages of the old Chugwter Wyoming newspaper show us coverage of the region from back in the 1940s.

There was little local news, other than the war.

But what was published at the time was important to the people of the area.

It was, in most case, the only news they had from outside their little ranch or town.

Gallery Credit: Glenn Woods

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