The Wyoming House of Representatives on Wednesday voted to approve first reading of a bill that would allow county clerks to set up voting centers that are independent from any given precinct. Senate File 52 would allow any voter in a given jurisdiction to vote at any polling center in that jurisdiction, rather than being tied to a specific location on Election Day.
The bill would also allow clerks to switch from paper to electronic pollbooks in order to keep track of who is registered, whether they voted and where. Electronic pollbooks are considered necessary for vote centers to function as intended, to ensure voters aren’t casting votes at multiple locations on Election Day.
SF52 must pass two more readings in the House before returning to the Senate for a concurrence vote.