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The Big Horn County Commissioners are dedicated to preserving the health, safety & welfare of our citizens through conservative, responsive, & thoughtful action based on the premise that all people are entitled to fair, equal, & limited government.


Citizen Input on Elections


Citizen input is being sought by the newly formed PAVE (Plan for Aging Voting Equipment) Task Force & County Clerks  Association 

Below are links to information that is being disseminated by the County Clerk’s Association in soliciting community and voter input to be used by each county to determine what method or type of voting equipment should be considered for the next decade of voting. Information regarding the best options for each county will be passed on to the PAVE Task Force to find appropriate funding to obtain the voting equipment we’ll need soon after the 2020 elections.

Unfortunately with the tight deadline to get this to PAVE it is not feasible for me to hold community meetings in all 9 of our municipalities and our other unincorporated communities. I am requesting your help in getting this information out to our citizens and encouraging them to complete a survey about their preferences.

Here is a a power point presentation that highlights some of the issues to consider as we plan for future elections in Wyoming.

Here is some data about voting habits and elections in Big Horn County.

After reviewing the above documents please take this short survey to share your voting preferences.

The survey link is Voting Preference Survey

This survey is also available in hardcopy in the Clerk's office.  

At this point in time we are unsure what would be best for Wyoming and Big Horn County but I look forward to the citizen input this will generate and the excellent information that could even be used in an interim study, if deemed helpful. We are approaching an unavoidable need to replace current voting equipment and this information will be crucial in determining how best to proceed to ensure we continue to keep our elections secure and accessible to all citizens.

Thank you in advance for your time and taking this opportunity to voice your opinion.


Lori Smallwood

Big Horn County Clerk


Clerk - Elections

The County Clerk serves as the Chief Election Official for the county and, as such, performs a variety of duties. These duties are done in conformance with and as defined in the Wyoming Sate Statutes, Title 22.

Primary and general elections are held on even numbered years and occur in August and November repectively. A person may register to vote not less than 14 days before an election and/or on election day. You can register to vote at the clerk's office in Basin, Wyoming or at any of the town offices in Big Horn County.

Any qualified Big Horn County elector, that wishes to vote by absentee ballot, may apply to the Big Horn County Clerk, for an absentee ballot, either in person, by email, by telephone or by mail.


2016 Primary Election Proclomation                                

                                                Download Here                                                                              

Pdf Downloads:

Absentee Ballot Request Form

Absentee Voting

Acceptable Forms of ID

Filing for County Office

Filing for Municipal Office

Oath of Office

Polling Locations

Registering to Vote

Voter Registration Form


Secretary of States Web Site:  http://soswy.state.wy.us

Federal Voting Assistance Program:  www.fvap.gov

Military Overseas Voter Empowerment (MOVE) Act

Clerk - Liens


All liens are public records. The following types of liens are filed in the Clerk's Office:

• Real Property
• Personal Property
• State and Federal Tax
• Motor vehicle liens must be placed on the title



Liens against personal property such as motor vehicles, agricultural products, and household items are filed with the Uniform Commercial Code filings.

Lien and UCC filing fee

State tax liens


Federal tax liens


Releases for liens filed prior to 7.1.1993


Releases for liens filed 7.1.1993 and after

no charge

Statement of Amendment, continuation or assignment


Filing and indexing original financing and termination statement


Each additional certificate of title where lien is noted for perfection


Clerk - Budget/Accounts Payable/Payroll

Our Mission

To conduct the day-to-day business of Big Horn County with vendors and employees in a friendly atmosphere while following Wyoming Statutes.

The Big Horn County accounts payable and payroll office is a division of the Big Horn County Clerk's Office. Along with the clerk, the office has two employees performing a variety of financial functions. such as: tax reporting, accounts payable, accounts receivable and payroll. We interface with all county departments, agencies, employees, and vendors.

The county clerk serves as the chief budget officer for the county, and staff members assist in tasks related to accounting, payroll, fixed assets, and accounts receivable (for those accounts not covered by the county treasurer). All tasks are done in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (WSS 16-4-120(c)).




 2017 Salary Publication

2017-2018 Approved Budget

Prior years’ budgets are available in detail or by summary. 


Accounts Payable

Pays county vouchers twice a month, helps in the budget process, presents vouchers to commissioners twice a month for payment and balances monthly with the treasurer's office.


Mileage Voucher
Family Medical Leave Act
FML - letter, forms, questions and answers


Payroll & Personnel

Conducts payroll for county employees, maintains personnel and HIPAA records, enrolls new employees, is liason with all insurance providers for county employees including Wyoming Retirement System and Workers' Compensation Fund, maintains records for IRS and unemployment including all records for payroll vendors.

Please call for an appointment to sign up with the county. You must bring two forms of ID, (one photo) and your social security number. Please schedule forty-five minutes to an hour for signing up and reading the personnel policy prior to your first day at work.

Downloads & Links:

Big Horn County Employee Health Benefit Plan 1 $2,500
Big Horn County Employee Health Benefit Plan 2 $500
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Wyoming Employee Handout
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Wyoming Website
Big Horn County Personnel Policy
Personnel Policy Addendum
List of County Benefits
New Hire Checklist
Fair Labor Standards Website
Family Medical Leave Act
FML - letter, forms, questions and answers
Wyoming Department of Workforce Services
Wyoming Retirement System
Insurance Prescription Drug Claim Form
Insurance Claim Form






The people in our communities understand & exemplify the Old West traditions of hard work, self sufficiency, & mutual support.

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