2012 Wyoming Statutes
TITLE 22 - ELECTIONS
CHAPTER 2 - GENERAL PROVISIONS
22-2-121. Chief election officer to prepare forms; rules; advice.
(a) In carrying out his responsibilities under title 22, the secretary of state shall prepare:
(i) Written directives and instructions relating to and based on the election laws;
(ii) Sample copies of prescribed and suggested forms;
(iii) Advice or request from the attorney general's office advisory opinions on the effect of election laws and their application, operation and interpretation.
(b) The secretary of state shall promulgate such rules as are necessary to maintain uniform voting and vote counting procedures and orderly voting.
(c) The secretary of state shall have the authority to issue a directive to the county election officers necessary to ensure voter registration and elector participation when a uniformed services or emergency personnel elector could not otherwise vote.
(d) The secretary of state is authorized to adopt rules and regulations necessary to comply with the requirements of the Help America Vote Act of 2002, Public Law 107-252, including a state-based administrative complaint procedure, which shall not be subject to the Wyoming Administrative Procedure Act.
(e) The secretary of state is authorized to adopt rules and regulations necessary to comply with the requirements of the Military and Overseas Voter Empowerment Act of 2009, P.L. 111-84, and shall have the authority to issue directives to county election officers necessary to ensure compliance with the act. Directives authorized under this subsection may include:
(i) That ballots be available for Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act voters forty-five (45) days prior to the election;
(ii) How ballots are to be transmitted electronically;
(iii) How returned ballots shall be tabulated; and
(iv) What information shall be provided to Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act voters.
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