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Candidate filing deadline today for Wyoming’s General Election

Elections volunteer Bernie Studer cleans his polling station with disinfecting wipes during a short lull in primary voting on Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020, at the Central Wyoming Fairgrounds Industrial Building. (Dan Cepeda, Oil City)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The deadline is today for independent candidates seeking election in Wyoming to file to appear on General Election ballots this fall.

Independent candidates have until the Secretary of State’s Office closes to file, according to the Wyoming Secretary of State’s Office. Independent candidates wanting to run for federal, statewide, state legislative or county offices must submit petitions signed by registered voters. Details about the number of required signatures and other independent candidate filing requirements are available from the Wyoming Secretary of State’s Office.

In Laramie County, the deadline for candidates to file to run for college and school boards as well as fire and soil conservation districts is also today. Candidate filing information is available from the Laramie County Clerk’s Office.


Voter registration is open in Wyoming. Open voter registration runs through Monday, Oct. 24. Wyoming will then offer same-day voter registration provided people cast a vote the same day they register to vote from Tuesday, Oct. 25 up to and including Tuesday, Nov. 8, the day of the General Election. People must bring an accepted form of identification in order to register to vote in Wyoming.

Laramie County offers an online polling location locator to help people know where to go to vote.

Cap City News has been publishing candidate questionnaire responses from candidates running out of Laramie County. Those candidate questionnaires, as well as other voting-related information, are available under the Elections tab on Cap City’s website.