2012 Wyoming Statutes
TITLE 22 - ELECTIONS
CHAPTER 11 - ELECTRONIC VOTING SYSTEMS
22-11-103. Capabilities required.


WY Stat § 22-11-103 (through 2012) What's This?

(a) Every electronic voting system adopted for use in Wyoming shall:

(i) Provide for voting in secrecy;

(ii) Permit each voter to vote at any election for all candidates and offices, and on any question, for which he is lawfully entitled to vote;

(iii) Permit voting either by paper ballot, by ballot card or by other mechanical, magnetic or electrical means by which a vote may be recorded;

(iv) Permit each voter, at presidential elections, by one (1) mark or punch to vote for candidates of one (1) party for president, vice-president and presidential electors or to write in a name for president;

(v) Provide for replacement of spoiled ballots;

(vi) Permit both absentee and write-in voting;

(vii) Provide automatic tabulating equipment which shall reject choices recorded on a ballot exceeding the number allowed, and at a primary election reject choices for candidates from a party other than the party for which a preference is expressed;

(viii) Be suitably designed to function safely, efficiently and accurately, when properly operated, in recording, tabulating and counting every vote cast;

(ix) Repealed By Laws 1998, ch. 100, 5.

(x) Be certified by the secretary of state.

(b) Repealed By Laws 1998, ch. 100, 5.

(c) The secretary of state may from time to time as necessary promulgate rules and regulations consistent with subsection (a) of this section and with all other requirements of this Election Code to govern the characteristics of electronic voting systems that may be used in Wyoming. The rules shall ensure the fairness and accuracy of elections. The rules may govern both the characteristics of the systems and the procedures to be followed in using the systems. The rules shall allow the county clerks to follow appropriate recommendations of the vendors of the systems for maintenance and management of the systems to the extent these recommendations are not inconsistent with this Election Code and with the rules. The rules shall be adopted following consultation with the county clerks.

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