Crossover voting

Accompanied by their four children, Meg and Phil Farrington fill out ballots at Teton County Library during the August primary. Legislators have advanced two bills aimed at limiting crossover voting, which happens when people change party affiliation so they can vote in a different party.

CHEYENNE — Wyoming voters could very well see greater restrictions around crossover voting in coming elections after a committee advanced two bills on Monday that would narrow the time frame when people could jump from one party to another.

House Bill 207, sponsored by Rep. Dan Zwonitzer, R-Cheyenne, would put in place a 14-day blackout period before primary elections, during which time voters would not be able to change their party affiliation from one major party to another.

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