The Green Papers: Wyoming 2018 General Election
 
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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
Primary: Tuesday 21 August 2018
General Election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Friday 1 June 2018 - Filing Deadline - Primary.
Monday 20 August 2018 - Filing Deadline - Independent.
Tuesday 21 August 2018 - Primary. Polling hours 7:00a-7:00p MDT (1300-0100 UTC).
Monday 27 August 2018 - Filing Deadline - Independent.
Tuesday 6 November 2018 - 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


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.


2018 Election from the Wyoming Secretary of State's Office.

 
           

U.S. Senate  6 year term. No Term Limit. 115th Senate  Senate Electoral Classes

Class 1
Seat up for regular election
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 (4)
  Candidate Democratic     former Teton County School Trustee Gary Trauner
FEC S8WY00189; 31 Mar 18; Tot $351,346; Dsb $115,576
  Candidate Republican     Senator  John A. Barrasso
FEC S6WY00068; 31 Mar 18; Tot $4,243,514; Dsb $1,337,248
  Candidate Republican     former County Court Judge John A. Holtz
  Candidate Independent     David Dodson
FEC S8WY00197; 31 Mar 18; Tot $224,875; Dsb $152,026

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

Chair up for regular election
Open
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.
Open Chair - 7 February 2017: Will not run for re-election in 2018.
 Candidate list (9)
  Candidate Democratic     Kenneth R. "Ken" Casner
  Candidate Democratic     former state Representative Mary A. Throne
  Candidate Republican     Bill Dahlin
  Candidate Republican     Foster Stephen Friess
  Candidate Republican     Sam Galeotos
  Candidate Republican     Treasurer  Mark Gordon
  Candidate Republican     Harriet M. Hageman
  Candidate Republican     Taylor Haynes
  Candidate Constitution     Rex Rammell

115th U.S. House of Representatives  2-year term. Election Cycle 2018, 2020. No Term Limit. 115th House
Partisan Composition (primary disposition):
1 Republican (1 Undetermined)

Incumbent - 115th Congress
At-Large
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  Elizabeth "Liz" Cheney
First elected: 2016
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (3) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Travis Helm
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Elizabeth "Liz" Cheney
FEC H6WY00159; 31 Mar 18; Tot $477,551; Dsb $355,328
  Candidate Republican     Rodney S. "Rod" Miller

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

Seat up for regular election Republican Secretary of State Edward A. "Ed" Buchanan
Appointed: 1 March 2018 [re: resignation of Ed Murray (Republican)]
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (2)
  Candidate Democratic     state Representative  James W. "Jim" Byrd
  Candidate Libertarian     Kit Carson
 Amid accusations of sexual misconduct, Secretary of State Ed Murray (Republican), who was first elected in 2014, announced that he would not run for re-election on 23 January 2018 and resigned on 9 February 2018 stating "After deep and profound contemplation I am announcing my resignation ... effective today".
Governor Matt Mead (Republican) will appoint a successor from 3 nominees chosen by the Wyoming Republican Party Central Committee. The successor serves until the next regular election for Secretary of State (6 November 2018). The newly elected Secretary of State is sworn in early 2019.
Governor Matt Mead (Republican) appointed Edward A. "Ed" Buchanan (Republican) on 1 March 2018.

Treasurer  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018

Seat up for regular election
Open
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
Open Seat - Candidate for Governor
 Candidate list (2)
  Candidate Republican     state Senator  Leland Christensen
  Candidate Republican     state Senator  Curtis "Curt" Meier

Auditor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018

Seat up for regular election
Open
Republican Auditor Cynthia I. Cloud
First elected: 2010; re-elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Open Seat - Retiring in 2018
 Candidate list (3)
  Candidate Democratic     Jeffrey D. "Jeff" Dockter
  Candidate Republican     Kristi Racines
  Candidate Republican     state Representative  Nathan Winters

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

Seat up for regular election 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   Those parties which received electoral votes through winning a plurality of a state's [or the District of Columbia's] popular vote in any presidential election between 1984 and 2016. See Classification of Political parties.
  Democratic (affiliates): 6 candidates
  Republican: 8 incumbents, 14 candidates
Major Third Parties   Any Party, other than a Major Party, receiving a minimum of 15/100ths of 1 percent of the nationwide popular vote in any presidential election between 1984 and 2016. See Classification of Political parties.
  Constitution (affiliates): 1 candidate
  Green (affiliates)
  Libertarian: 1 candidate
Other Third Parties
  Wyoming Country
Independents
  Independent: 1 candidate
Write-in/Scattered/otherwise not readily classifiable
  Not readily classifiable
 
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.

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.


Links Links to other web sites

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Election Authority
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Legislature   Links to State Legislatures
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Democratic
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Republican
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Third Party
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  Wyoming Constitution Party
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Media & others
  Cody Enterprise
  Jackson Network
  KCWY TV - NBC - Casper
  KTWO TV - ABC - Casper
  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 Sheridan Press
  The Torrington Telegram
  Wyoming Tribune-Eagle

 


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