2012 Wyoming Statutes
TITLE 22 - ELECTIONS
CHAPTER 9 - ABSENTEE VOTING
22-9-121. Examination of absentee ballot affidavit; rejection; voting ballots.


WY Stat § 22-9-121 (through 2012) What's This?

(a) After the judges of election are sworn in and as activity permits, the judges shall examine the affidavit on the absentee ballot envelope to determine if it is legally sufficient.

(b) If it is not, they shall write on the unopened inner envelope "REJECTED" and reasons for rejection. A rejected ballot envelope and the ballot therein shall be returned to the clerk who delivered it and retained by the clerk as required by state and federal law or until the final termination of any court action in which it may be involved, whichever is later, and then destroyed.

(c) If it is sufficient:

(i) In a paper ballot precinct, the name of the absent elector shall be entered in the pollbook, the inner ballot envelope shall be opened by a judge of election and the ballots therein shall be removed and initialed by a judge of election. The ballot shall then be placed in the regular ballot box by a judge of election;

(ii) In a voting machine precinct, the inner ballot envelope shall be opened after the judges are sworn in and as activity permits, the ballots therein removed, initialed by a judge of election, and each ballot deposited in its proper box. After the absentee ballots have been so deposited, they shall be mixed within the box, removed from the box and once the polls open and as activity permits, voted on a voting machine in the following manner: A judge of election shall read the vote for each candidate and ballot proposition. A judge of a different political party affiliation shall record the vote as read on the machine. A third judge shall observe this procedure to see that the vote is correctly cast.

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