Wyo Primary To Stay Aug 18 Despite Coronavirus


CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) – Wyoming elections officials say they have no plans to move the date of the state’s Aug. 18 primary election but are looking at how to protect voters and poll workers from the coronavirus. One option could be to prepare for more absentee voting.

The primary decides party nominees for federal and state office but not the presidential race. Caucuses in the spring choose those candidates.

A spokesman for the secretary of state’s office says officials are working on a plan to expand absentee voting to anyone who prefers that option. Widespread absentee voting could change how candidates campaign.