Restoration of Voting Rights
The Wyoming Board of Parole has the authority to restore voting rights to convicted felons. The following criteria must be met in order for the Board to consider restoration:
- Convicted felons
- Only one felony conviction (or more than one felony arising out of the same occurrence or course of events)
- A non-violent crime
- Have completed their sentences more than five (5) years ago
Individuals may apply by completing an application form and agreeing to a criminal history records check. Applications can be obtained by clicking on this link: Application for Restoration of Voting Rights .pdf document
Voting Rights FAQs
- Can the Wyoming Board of Parole restore the voting right to someone that was convicted of a felony in another state or was convicted by a US Court?
Yes, the right to vote in Wyoming may be restored if all criteria are met even if the conviction was in another jurisdiction.
- Does the Wyoming restoration of voting rights restore any other rights that were lost upon a felony conviction?
- Does the Wyoming restoration of voting rights restore the right to vote in another state?
Please contact the Election Officials in your resident state to receive information on how to vote in that state.
- Once I have filled out the application, had it notarized and submitted the certified copies requested with the application, how long does it take to get my certificate?
The process may take up to 30 days. Your application gives the Wyoming Board of Parole to request a criminal records check from the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation. The timeline of that agency to complete this process varies. Once we receive their investigation results, we present the application and documentation to a panel of our Board members at the next available regular hearing. Those results are usually sent to you within 10 days.
- What do I do if I am told I cannot vote due to a felony conviction but I don’t believe I have such a conviction?
You should contact the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation and/or the Secretary of States’ Office to get the record corrected. The Wyoming Board of Parole can only assist in restoring voting rights to individuals with a conviction.