The Green Papers: Wyoming 2017 General Election
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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
Senators:2(Electoral Classes 1 and 2)
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)

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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.


U.S. Senate  6 year term. No Term Limit. 115th 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; 30 Jun 17; Tot $1,177,103; Dsb $199,543

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.
Open Chair - 7 February 2017: Will not run for re-election in 2018.
 Candidate list (2)
  Candidate Democratic     former state Representative Mary A. Throne
  Candidate Republican     Bill Dahlin

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 Republican Congressman  Elizabeth "Liz" Cheney
First elected: 2016
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (1) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Elizabeth "Liz" Cheney
FEC H6WY00159; 30 Jun 17; Tot $201,960; Dsb $136,752

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): 1 candidate
  Republican: 8 incumbents, 3 candidates
Major Third Parties
  Constitution (affiliates)
Other Third Parties
  Wyoming Country
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.


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.

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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Third Party
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  Wyoming Country Party
  Wyoming Country Party
  Wyoming Libertarian Party
Media & others
  Cody Enterprise
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  KCWY TV - NBC - Casper
  KTWO TV - ABC - Casper
  Laramie Boomerang - 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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