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Wyoming requiring citizenship proof from naturalized voters 

Teton voter upset; no issues locally


October 21, 2016

JACKSON — The Wyoming Secretary of State’s Office alerted county clerks to require an undetermined number of people to provide proof of citizenship before allowing them to vote, stirring anger from some who say it has deterred people from casting ballots.

State Election Director Kai Schon said some noncitizens can apply for driver’s licenses and that information did not make it into the voter registration system until recently, making it necessary to ask some people to show they are qualified to vote, the Jackson Hole News & Guide reported Wednesday.

“Prior to this year, there was n...

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