Be a Wyoming Guardian of Democracy

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What’s the difference between Poll Worker & Poll Watcher?

Poll Worker:
Nonpartisan, Paid (Clerks, Judges, Inspectors, Checker, Precinct Worker)

Poll Watcher:
Partisan, Volunteer (Observers, Monitors, Challengers)



To be a poll worker (Election Judge, Counting Board member) Must be 18+, registered to vote in Wyoming, a resident of the county, complete training. $12/hour. To signup, contact your County Clerk. 


Not later than the 3rd Tuesday of May in each general election year, the county chairman of each major & minor political party submits a list of registered voters in the county & affiliated with their party. At the same time, municipal clerks may submit 2 similar lists of municipal residents, without the need to note party affiliation. No later than June 30 of each general election year, the county clerk appoints judges of election & counting boards from those lists. If the list of party nominees is insufficient, the county clerk considers the list submitted by the municipal clerks and may appoint from that. Judges & members of counting boards should be divided between the participating political parties as nearly equal as possible.

  • To signup, contact your County Clerk here.
  • OR Democratic party chairs here.
  • Info here.

Approx DEADLINE to sign up to be a Poll Worker

May 18, 2020


The county chairman of each political party may certify poll watchers prior to the day of the election to serve in each precinct. Not more than one (1) poll watcher from each political party may serve simultaneously unless the chief judge determines that one (1) additional poll watcher from each political party may be accommodated in the polling premises without disrupting the polling process. A poll watcher shall belong to the political party he represents and shall be a registered elector residing in the county.

Who is Authorised to Challenge a Voter’s Eligibility on Election Day?

It is the duty of the judges to challenge electors whenever existence of legal grounds for doing so is known or apparent to the judges.

Resources for Wyoming:

  • Retweetable Tweet with links for Wyoming here.
  • Shareable FB post & downloadable graphic here.   

POLL WORKER (and Poll Watcher) Requirements & links to sign-up in All 50 States, STATE BY STATE Including:

  • Who is Authorised to Challenge a Voter’s Eligibility on Election Day? 
  • & Links to retweetable TWEETS & shareable FB Posts for each State
  • Twitter THREAD with links here.
  • Facebook shareable Album with downloadable graphics here.
  • On the Postcards for America website here.
  • On the Unhack the Vote Website here.

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