WPR News
1:55 pm
Fri September 24, 2004

Secretary Of State Sued Over Voter Registration

Cheyenne, WY – A lawsuit was filed Thursday against the Secretary of State over Wyoming not allowing voter registration drives. Such efforts are popular in other states, but when three Wyoming residents tried to conduct such a drive, their county clerks told them they couldn't. Secretary of State Joe Meyer says Wyoming has never allowed voter registration drives. Meyer says he's not necessarily opposed to such efforts, but the legislature would have to change the law to allow them. Attorney John Robinson believes Meyer's interpretation of the law is too narrow. He says the intent of Wyoming voting law is to make voting easier.