Absentee balloting just like online voter registration and early voting are some policies that clearly ease voting. However, much is changing in GOP-led states after the 2020 elections in which Trump peddled baseless conspiracies against absentee balloting. In a story by Nick Reynolds of the Casper Star-Tribune published in Wyoming News we learn that the GOP in Wyoming is pushing for stricter limits on absentee balloting. Here is an excerpt of the article:
The Wyoming Republican Party passed a resolution Saturday calling for the Wyoming Legislature and the secretary of state to pursue a significant tightening of Wyoming’s voting laws, including a ban on mail-in voting, limits on who can vote absentee and an end to electronic voting machines to help tabulate results.
The resolution – which passed by a wide margin at the party’s meeting in Rawlins – urges Wyoming leaders to impose numerous restrictions on voting access. These include the abolition of any form of mail-in balloting, curbside voting or drop boxes to collect ballots. The state party also wants a requirement for people to register to vote in person, rather than over the internet or by mail, and the rejection of any type of electronic machinery to tabulate votes.
Currently, Wyoming uses paper ballots that are then processed through electronic machines.
Read the full story here.