2012 Wyoming Statutes
TITLE 22 - ELECTIONS
CHAPTER 10 - VOTING MACHINES
22-10-101. Criteria for approval.


WY Stat § 22-10-101 (through 2012) What's This?

(a) To be approved for use in Wyoming a voting machine shall:

(i) Require secret voting, except for electors receiving assistance as provided by law;

(ii) Permit an elector to cast any vote he is entitled to cast at any election and permit voting for a write-in candidate for any office;

(iii) Preclude an elector from casting any vote he is not entitled to cast at any election or to cast more votes for a candidate, office or ballot proposition than are allowed by law;

(iv) Permit an elector to change any vote before his vote is registered;

(v) Permit an elector by one (1) device to vote simultaneously for candidates of one (1) political party for president, vice-president and presidential electors;

(vi) Permit adjustment at a primary election to assure that an elector will vote only the political party or nonpartisan ballot he is entitled to vote;

(vii) Have separate voting devices for candidates and ballot propositions, which shall be arranged in separate rows or columns, so that one (1) or more adjacent rows or columns may be assigned to the candidates of each political party at a primary election;

(viii) Have a public counter visible outside the machine which shall show at all times during an election the number of electors who have voted on the machine, and a protective counter which cannot be reset and which will record the total number of movements of the registering mechanism;

(ix) Have locks and seals to permit the machine to be locked to prevent any movement of the registering mechanism;

(x) Have the capacity to contain the names of candidates constituting the tickets of not less than five (5) political parties and independent groups and not less than fifteen (15) ballot propositions;

(xi) Be constructed so that an elector may readily learn how to operate, it may expeditiously cast his vote, and when operated properly shall register and accurately record every vote cast;

(xii) Be durably constructed of good quality material in a neat and workmanlike manner and shall be safely transportable.

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