COVID-19 is just one reason why Wyoming should join its Western neighbors and expand mail-in voting.
Wyoming's voter registration laws focus solely on registering at the polls. But this one-trick pony doesn't ride too well when almost half the electorate is voting absentee.

Registering to vote at the polls in Wyoming is great … until it’s not

The main way to register to vote in Wyoming is at the polls. But a huge portion of the state’s electorate is avoiding the polls altogether during COVID-19. As the state’s aggressive voter purge laws disenrolled massive numbers of Wyoming voters, we’re left to wonder whether our registration laws need an update.
Nearly 80 percent of votes across the West went through the mail in 2018. With Wyoming catching on, that figure could be higher in 2020.

FIVE FACTS: Wyoming embraces mail-in voting (sort of)

The COVID-19 pandemic prompted Wyoming Secretary of State Ed Buchanan to send applications for absentee ballots to all registered Wyoming voters. County clerks across the state have received record requests, moving Wyoming in a direction toward mail-in voting that's already widely embraced across the West.
COVID-19 is just one reason why Wyoming should join its Western neighbors and expand mail-in voting.

Wyoming takes meek steps to increase mail-in voting in 2020. It should be doing more.

Vote-by-mail has been proven to dramatically increase voter turnout in our neighbors like Utah, Colorado, and Nebraska. Wyoming state leaders have hinted at an interest in expanding our mail-in program, but they are mostly dragging their feet.