The Green Papers: Wyoming 2020 General Election
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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
Primary: Tuesday 18 August 2020
General Election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Friday 29 May 2020 - Filing Deadline - Primary.
Monday 17 August 2020 - Filing Deadline: Third/Minor including President.
Tuesday 18 August 2020 - Primary. Polling hours 7:00a-7:00p MDT (1300-0100 UTC).
Tuesday 25 August 2020 - Filing Deadline - Independent (including President).
Tuesday 3 November 2020 - General Election. Polling hours 7:00a-7:00p MST (1400-0200 UTC).
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

Wyoming 2020 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions:
Democrats   Republicans

2020 Election from the Wyoming Secretary of State Election Division.

The Constitution and Libertarian Parties may nominate by Convention.


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 2020

U.S. Senate  6 year term. No Term Limit. 116th 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, 2018.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 5 November 2024

Class 2
Seat up for regular election
Republican Senator  Michael B. "Mike" Enzi
First elected: 1996; re-elected: 2002, 2008, 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Open Seat - 4 May 2019: Announced retirement. Not running for re-election.
 Candidate list (6)
  Candidate Democratic     Merav Ben-David
FEC S0WY00152
  Candidate Democratic     Chuck Jagoda
FEC S0WY00111
  Candidate Democratic     Mayana Katherine "Yana" Ludwig
FEC S0WY00129; 30 Sep 19; Tot $10,487; Dsb $8,799
  Candidate Republican     Patrick John Dotson
FEC S0WY00145
  Candidate Republican     former Congressman  Cynthia Marie Lummis
First elected to the US House: 2008; re-elected 2010, 2012, 2014; did not run in 2016.

FEC S0WY00137; 30 Sep 19; Tot $305,486; Dsb $142,148
  Candidate Republican     Joshua B. "Josh" Wheeler
FEC S0WY00103; 31 Dec 19; Tot $6,170; Dsb $3,492

Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022. 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  Mark Gordon
First elected: 2018
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
The current Governor is unaffected by the State's term limit.

116th U.S. House of Representatives  2-year term. Election Cycle 2020, 2021. No Term Limit. 116th House
Partisan Composition (primary disposition):
1 Republican (1 Undetermined)

Incumbent - 116th Congress
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  Elizabeth "Liz" Cheney
First elected: 2016
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
 Candidate list (2) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Carol Hafner
FEC H0WY01010
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Elizabeth "Liz" Cheney
FEC H6WY00159; 30 Sep 19; Tot $1,415,510; Dsb $867,344

Secretary of State  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022

  Republican Secretary of State Edward A. "Ed" Buchanan
Appointed: 1 March 2018 [re: resignation of Ed Murray (Republican)]; first elected: 2018.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022

Treasurer  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022

  Republican Treasurer Curtis E. "Curt" Meier, Jr.
First elected: 2018
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022

Auditor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022

  Republican Auditor  Kristi Racines
First elected: 2018
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022

Superintendent of Public Instruction  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022

  Republican Public Instruction Superintendent  Jillian A. Balow
First elected: 2014; re-elected: 2018.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022

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): 4 candidates
  Republican: 8 incumbents, 4 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.
  Green (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.

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

Constitution   Links to State Constitutions
  Wyoming State Statutes and Constitution
Election Authority
  Wyoming Secretary of State
  Wyoming Secretary of State Elections
Legislature   Links to State Legislatures
  Wyoming State Legislature
  Wyoming Democratic Party
  Wyoming Republican Party
Third Party
  Libertarian Party of Wyoming
  The Unity Party of Wyoming
  Wyoming Country Party
  Wyoming Country Party
  Wyoming Green Party
Media & others
  Cody Enterprise
  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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