Wyoming party switching bill

Representatives approve their version of party switching bill

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By Cowboy State Daily

One of the two measures aimed at limiting when voters can change their party affiliation won final approval from the House on Wednesday.

HB 106 was approved in a vote of 41-18, send the bill to the Senate for its review.

The bill would make voters who want to switch their party affiliations do so no later than two weeks before a primary election. It would also eliminate the option for voters to switch parties on the day of a primary election.

A Senate version of the bill won its final Senate approval on Tuesday. While the bills are similar, SF 160 has different deadlines for party switching — it would have to be done at least two weeks before the Secretary of State’s office sends absentee ballots for a primary election to voters. Those ballots are usually sent in mid-June.

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