Elections in Converse County
The County Clerk serves as the Chief Election Official for the County and performs a variety of other duties. For election information, voter registration requirements, and forms, visit the County Clerk website. You can also reach the County Clerk, Karen Rimmer, at 307-358-2244, or by visiting the Converse County Clerk's Office at 107 N. 5th Street, Douglas, Wyoming.
Please go to the Wyoming Secretary of State website for complete information on the laws affecting elections.
Election Schedule and Registration
Per W.S. 22-3-102, a person may register to vote not less than 14 days before an election, at any election specified in W.S. 22-2-101(a)(i) through (viii), or as provided by W.S. 22-3-117 (absentee voter registration), based on satisfying certain qualifications. Prior to Election Day, new voters can register to vote at the County Clerk's office in Douglas, or at the Town Clerk's Office in Glenrock or Rolling Hills. In order to register to vote, a person must be:
- A U.S. citizen
- At least 18 years of age on the day of the next election
- A bona-fide resident of Converse County
- Not currently adjudicated mentally incompetent
- Not been convicted of a felony
Persons wishing to register to vote must provide proof of identification as described here.
Person wishing to vote in person must also provide acceptable identification as described here.
Primary and General elections are held on even numbered years and occur in August and November respectively.
Per the County Clerk's office: Any qualified elector may apply for an absentee ballot either in person, in writing, or by telephone, by furnishing the following information:
- Full Name
- Social Security Number (optional)
- Date of Birth
- Residence by Street, City, County and Zip Code
- Other information may be requested on occasion
Absentee ballots for a primary or general election must be received in the County Clerk's Office by 7:00 p.m. on the day of the election in order to be counted.
Running for an Office?
Douglas municipal elected offices are non-partisan and are for four-year terms, both Mayor and Council positions. Candidates running for a municipal office can go to the Wyoming Secretary State - Elections website for information regarding elections.
For the 2022 Election, there are three Council member positions up for election as well as the position of Mayor. The filing period is from May 12th through May 27th, 2022, and the filing fee is $25.00, payable to the City of Douglas. Election forms/packets are available at City Hall in the Clerk's office. Call 307-358-3462 and speak to the City Clerk for more information.