Restoration of Voting Rights


Effective July 1, 2017, W.S. §7-13-105 allows individuals convicted, that are first time  nonviolent felons, to automatically have their right to vote restored if they completed their supervision or were discharged from an institution on or after January 1, 2010. Individuals who completed their sentence prior to January 1, 2010, are required to apply for restoration of the right to vote


Requirements for Submission of an Application


Those who discharged from Wyoming Department of Corrections’ custody or supervision prior to January 1, 2010, or those who have a nonviolent felony conviction outside of the state of Wyoming or a nonviolent felony conviction under federal law may apply to have their voting rights restored.

Applications may be accessed here:   Application for Restoration of Wyoming Voting Rights

The completed application should be mailed or dropped off at the following address:

Wyoming Department of Corrections
Attn: Field Services Administrator
1934 Wyott Drive, Suite 100
Cheyenne, WY 82002

A review of the application will take place within thirty (30) days of receipt. Approval or denial will be provided, in writing, to the applicant via mail. For questions regarding who is required to apply for restoration of voting rights you may call the field services representative at 307-777-6341.

 

Requirements for Automatic Restoration of Voting Rights


Individuals who discharge from Wyoming Department of Corrections’ custody (this includes Wyoming inmates housed out-of-state) on or after January 1, 2010, and were convicted in the State of Wyoming, are not required to apply. If you qualify (i.e. first-time non-violent felony), you will receive a signed certificate from the Wyoming Department of Corrections which indicates your voting rights have been restored. This certificate will be sent to you via mail at the individual’s last known address. Since restoration of voting rights is automatic, the Secretary of State’s office and the Clerk of the District Court will be notified that your right to vote was restored. 

To ensure you receive your certificate at the correct address you are responsible for notifying the WDOC of your change in address please send a letter notifying WDOC of the change in address to:

WDOC Central Office Records Manager
1934 Wyott Dr. Suite 100
Cheyenne, WY 82002

For additional information such as definitions and procedure for determining qualification please refer to WDOC Policy and Procedure #3.403, Inmate Rights. 

For general questions regarding the process for automatic restoration of voting rights you may call the WDOC representative at 307-777-5983.