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Party switching on Wyoming primary day lives on; bill dies

 

February 17, 2017



CHEYENNE (AP) — The commonplace Wyoming voter tradition of changing party affiliation at the polls on primary day will live on after a legislative committee killed a bill Thursday that would have made it more difficult for Democrats to vote in Republican primaries and vice versa.

Wyoming doesn’t allow cross-party voting on primary day, but voters may switch parties moments before voting. Under the proposal, voters would have been allowed to switch no fewer than 30 days before primary day.

The bill made it through the Wyoming House before dying on a 3-0 vote in the Senate Corporations, E...



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