The Green Papers: Wyoming 2016 General Election
 
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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
✓ Primary: Tuesday 16 August 2016
✓ General Election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
Tuesday 16 August 2016 - Primary. Polling hours 7:00a-7:00p MDT (1300-0100 UTC).
Tuesday 8 November 2016 - General Election. Polling hours 7:00a-7:00p MST (1400-0200 UTC).
 
Senators:2(Electoral Classes 1 and 2)
Governor:1 
2010 Census:568,300 (0.18% of 309,785,186)
2012, 2016, 2020 Electoral Votes:3(0.56% of 538)
2012-2020 Representatives:1(0.23% of 435)
Capital:Cheyenne
 

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Wyoming State and Local Government

Wyoming 2016 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions:
Democrats   Republicans


1 February 2013: The Wyoming Supreme Court rules that Term Limits for Secretary of State, Auditor, Treasurer, and Superintendent of Public Instruction are unconstitutional. The Court did not provide direction on term limits for Governor.


2016 Primary Election Candidate Roster from the Wyoming Elections Division.


16 August 2016 primary returns from the
Wyoming Secretary of State.
Results from
AP.


General Election Candidates Roster from the Wyoming Elections Division.


8 November 2016 returns from the Wyoming Elections Division.

 
           

President  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2020, 2024. Term Limit: No more than 2 4-year terms in a lifetime. Electors: 3 (Winner-take-all), How Appointed, Meeting Place, Duly Appointed Presidential Electors, List of Presidential Candidates by State, List of Presidential Candidates.
Up for election in 2016
 Candidate list (6, 3 write-ins)
  Elected Republican 174,419 67.40% Donald John Trump, Sr.
for Vice President: Indiana Governor Michael R. "Mike" Pence
(3 Electoral Votes)
FEC P80001571; 28 Nov 16; Tot $341,062,859; Dsb $333,457,857
  Candidate Democratic 55,973 21.63% former Secretary of State Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton
for Vice President: Virginia Senator Timothy Michael "Tim" Kaine
FEC P00003392; 28 Nov 16; Tot $583,217,328; Dsb $582,378,679
  Candidate Libertarian 13,287 5.13% former Governor New Mexico Gary Earl Johnson
for Vice President: former Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts William F. "Bill" Weld
FEC P20002671; 28 Nov 16; Tot $11,670,597; Dsb $11,505,633
  Candidate Scattering 6,904 2.67% Write-Ins
  Candidate Scattering 2,661 1.03% Under Votes
  Candidate Independent; (Green) 2,515 0.97% Jill E. Stein
for Vice President: Ajamu Baraka
FEC P20003984; 28 Nov 16; Tot $9,485,845; Dsb $5,315,546
  Candidate Constitution 2,042 0.79% Darrell Lane Castle
for Vice President: Scott N. Bradley
FEC P60021102; 28 Nov 16; Tot $71,876; Dsb $67,084
  Candidate Independent 709 0.27% Roque "Rocky" De La Fuente Guerra
for Vice President: Michael Alan Steinberg
FEC P60016342; 31 Dec 16; Tot $8,075,960; Dsb $8,074,914
  Candidate Scattering 278 0.11% Over Votes
Total 258,788 100.00%  

U.S. Senate  6 year term. No Term Limit. 114th Senate  Senate Electoral Classes

Class 1 Republican Senator  John A. Barrasso
Appointed: 22 June 2007 by Governor Dave Freudenthal; first elected in a special election: 4 November 2008; re-elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (1)
  Candidate Republican     Senator  John A. Barrasso
FEC S6WY00068

Class 2 Republican Senator  Michael B. "Mike" Enzi
First elected: 1996; re-elected: 2002, 2008, 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020

Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018. Term Limit: No more than 2 4-year terms in any 4-term period. The Wyoming Supreme Court determined on 4 May 2004 that term limits require an amendment to the state constitution rather than, as they were, imposed by a 1992 ballot initiative. At the time, the ruling was not applied to statewide offices. Reference: CATHCART v. MEYER, 2004 WY 49, 88 P.3d 1050, Case Number: 04-32, 04-33, 04-34, Decided: 05/04/2004, All Governors

  Republican Governor Matt Mead
First elected: 2010; re-elected: 2014
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
The current Governor is unaffected by the State's term limit.

114th U.S. House of Representatives  2-year term. Election Cycle 2016, 2018. No Term Limit. 114th House
Partisan Composition (primary disposition):
1 Republican (1 Open)

Incumbent - 114th Congress
At-Large
Seat up for regular election
Open
Republican Congressman Cynthia Marie Lummis
First elected: 2008
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
Open Seat - 12 November 2016: Announced retirement.
 ** Open Seat (no incumbent) **
 Candidate list (4, 3 write-ins) - 115th Congress
  Elected Republican 156,176 60.35% Elizabeth "Liz" Cheney
FEC H6WY00159; 28 Nov 16; Tot $2,119,306; Dsb $2,078,857
  Candidate Democratic 75,466 29.16% Ryan Greene
FEC H6WY01074; 28 Nov 16; Tot $188,039; Dsb $186,093
  Candidate Constitution 10,362 4.00% Daniel Clyde Cummings
FEC H2WY00133; 24 Oct 16; Tot $600; Dsb $561
  Candidate Libertarian 9,033 3.49% Lawrence Gerard "Larry" Struempf
FEC H6WY00175
  Candidate Scattering 6,621 2.56% Under Votes
  Candidate Scattering 739 0.29% Write-Ins
  Candidate Scattering 391 0.15% Over Votes
Total 258,788 100.00%  

Secretary of State  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018

  Republican Secretary of State  Ed Murray
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018

Treasurer  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018

  Republican Treasurer  Mark Gordon
Appointed: 1 November 2012 re: passing of Treasurer Joseph B. "Joe" Meyer (Republican); first elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018

Auditor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018

  Republican Auditor Cynthia I. Cloud
First elected: 2010; re-elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018

Superintendent of Public Instruction  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018

  Republican Public Instruction Superintendent Jillian Balow
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 

Political Parties    Parties appear in parenthesis and italics when a candidate receives the endorsement of a given Party and/or official sources indicate a candidate's association with a particular Party but only where the Party in question does not appear on the actual ballot as such.

Major Parties
  Democratic (affiliates): 2 candidates
  Republican: 8 incumbents, 3 candidates
Major Third Parties
  Constitution (affiliates): 2 candidates
  Green (affiliates): 1 candidate
  Libertarian: 2 candidates
Other Third Parties
  Wyoming Country
Independents
  Independent: 2 candidates
Write-in/Scattered/otherwise not readily classifiable
  Not readily classifiable
  Scattering: 6 candidates
 
Candidates running under the banner of more than one party are counted towards each party's total. A candidate who has lost a primary or is apparently no longer a candidate is not counted.

Notes

Candidates for office appear on this page in italics where 'The Green Papers' does not yet have independent confirmation from a legal election authority that the person has been officially certified to appear on the ballot.

"Apparently not a candidate" indicates that someone we once listed as a candidate for an elective office will not, in fact, be running for that office (primarily because said candidate is not listed on an official ballot provided by a jurisdiction's election authorities, where that candidate has not previously withdrawn his/her candidacy or otherwise indicated no longer [or even ever] being a candidate for that office).

Primary dates marked "presumably" and polling times marked "reportedly" are based on unofficial or estimated data (especially as regards local variations from a jurisdictionwide statutory and/or regulatory standard) and are, thereby, subject to change.

"FEC" indicates the Federal Election Commission (FEC) Campaign Finance Summary.

When available, we post each candidate's FEC identification number, the date of their most recently filed Report of Receipts and Disbursements, their "Tot" [Total Receipts (contributions received or what came in: FEC Form 3, Line 16, Column B)] and their "Dsb" [Total Disbursements (expenditures or what was spent: FEC Form 3, Line 23, Column B)]. A link is provided to the Federal Election Commission's Summary Report for those who might wish to explore the details.

If a candidate raises or spends $5,000 or less, he or she is not subject to FEC reporting requirements.


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Media & others
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  KCWY TV - NBC - Casper
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  Laramie Boomerang
  Politics1.com - Wyoming
  Rock Springs Daily Rocket-Miner
  Star Tribune - Casper - Jackson Hole
  The Douglas Budget
  The News-Record - Gillette
  The Powell Tribune
  The Torrington Telegram
  Wyoming Tribune-Eagle

 


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