County Clerk urges voter registration to celebrate 150th year of women’s right to vote

Converse County Clerk Lucile Taylor, along with other county clerk offices around the state, are encouraging Wyoming residents to register to vote in honor of and to celebrate the 150th anniversary of women’s suffrage.
“On December 10, 1869, the Wyoming territorial legislature passed the first law in the United States permanently guaranteeing women the right to vote and hold office,” Crook County Clerk and president of the County Clerks Association of Wyoming Linda Fritz said.
Women in Wyoming were given the right to vote 50 years before the 19th Amendment was made which gave women nation-wide the right to vote.
“That’s something to celebrate,” Fritz said. “County Clerks are the chief election officers of their counties. We encourage all citizens to honor the anniversary of Wyoming women’s suffrage by exercising their right to vote.  The first step in voting is registration and we urge all those who are eligible to register to visit their county or town clerk.”
In order to register, a person must be a resident of Wyoming, U.S. citizen, 18 years of age by the date of the election, not adjudicated mentally incompetent, and have voting restored if convicted of a felony. 
Registrants must produce a valid Wyoming driver’s license and if they do not have one, other government-issued identification such a Wyoming identification card, driver’s license from another state, student ID, or military ID.
The clerk’s office is located in the Converse County Courthouse, 107 N. 5 St. in Douglas and is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday thru Friday.
The 2020 primary election is Aug. 18, 2020 and early voting begins July 2.


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