No election bills survive the session

Lawmakers introduced nine bills aimed at election integrity and campaign finance transparency. None of them made it across the finish line.

CHEYENNE—Election bills didn’t fare well this session.

As Wyoming elections have been flooded with anonymous campaign mailers and out-of-state influence, lawmakers and other officials have looked toward legislation to increase transparency and tighten Wyoming’s voter laws.

Last year, for example, the Legislature passed a bill closing a loophole that had allowed federal political action committees to skirt state campaign reporting requirements. And after several attempts, lawmakers also adopted a measure to ban crossover voting. That legislation will be in effect for the first time this electio...


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