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HOUSE BILL NO. HB0103
Political party affiliation declaration and changes.
Sponsored by: Representative(s) Haroldson, Angelos, Jennings, Knapp, Locke, Pendergraft, Penn, Rodriguez-Williams, Slagle, Smith, Strock, Tarver, Ward and Winter and Senator(s) Biteman, Driskill and Laursen, D
AN ACT relating to elections; revising provisions relating to political party affiliation changes and declarations by electors; and providing for an effective date.
Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Wyoming:
Section 1. W.S. 22‑3‑115(a)(vi), 22‑5‑212 and 22‑5‑214 are amended to read:
22‑3‑115. Grounds for cancellation of registration.
(a) A registered elector’s registration shall be cancelled for any one (1) of the following reasons:
(vi) Upon written request of the elector at any time except for the period for which party changes are prohibited as specified in W.S. 22‑5‑214.
22‑5‑212. When declaration of party affiliation required.
An elector requesting a major party ballot
must shall declare his or change party affiliation , or sign an application for change of affiliation in accordance with W.S. 22‑5‑214 before he may receive receiving a party ballot. An elector may vote only the nonpartisan ballot and if so, is not required to declare his party affiliation. Requesting a partisan primary election ballot constitutes a declaration of party affiliation. A change in declaration of party affiliation shall be in accordance with the requirements of W.S. 22‑5‑214 and shall be entered on the poll list by the election judge.
22‑5‑214. Declaration or change in party affiliation.
(a) For a primary election, an elector may declare or change party affiliation by completing an application signed before a notarial officer or election official and filing it with the county clerk before the first day on which an application for nomination may be filed under W.S. 22‑5‑209.
(b) For a general election, an elector may declare or change
his party affiliation by completing an application signed before a notarial officer or election official, and filing it with the county clerk after the primary election and not less than fourteen (14) days before the primary general election or at the polls on the day of the primary or general election, or when requesting an absentee ballot for the general election.
Section 2. This act is effective immediately upon completion of all acts necessary for a bill to become law as provided by Article 4, Section 8 of the Wyoming Constitution.
The Wyoming House moved to prevent Democrats from changing their party registration ahead of any Wyoming Primary elections. Now the bill heads for the Senate for final passage.
Democrats use every cheap trick to steal elections, including crossover voting.
Even the wicked witch of the west, former Liz Cheney, encouraged Democrats to crossover vote to defeat Harriet Hageman from unseating the disgraced Liz Cheney.
The then Rep. Liz Cheney was soundly defeated in the 2022 GOP Primary in the State of Wyoming.
Even the Republican Mark Gordon is guilty of this same act when he defeated Foster Friess. Gordon urged the state of Wyoming Democrat voters to crossover and vote for him.
If you read the above House 103 bill, you will see that it forever bans Democrats from interfering in GOP primaries, and the House votes were 51 in favor and only nine against the anti-crossover bill.