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Candidate filing period opens, officially beginning 2024 election cycle

At the 2020 primary election, a voter shows off the "I voted" sticker she'd earned.

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The Secretary of State office announced the official start to the 2024 election cycle today with the opening of the Wyoming candidate filing period.

A press release sent out Thursday outlines the requirements for those seeking election at several state and federal levels. Those running for U.S. Senator, U.S. Representative, Wyoming State Representative and Wyoming State Senator in even-numbered districts with a major party affiliation are required to file with the Secretary of State in order to be on the ballot for the Aug. 20 primary.

Primary candidates have from May 16 until 5 p.m. Friday, May 31 to submit their Application for Nomination, the press release said. Candidates can do so in person or online.

Secretary of State Chuck Gray said in the release that he and his office were excited for the upcoming cycle: “Running for office is a pivotal part of our Constitutional republic, and is also a tremendously rewarding experience. We encourage candidates to consult our 2024 Campaign Guide, and contact us with any questions. At our office, we’re focused on serving the people of Wyoming and conducting a great election.”

In addition to those online resources, a list of candidates who have applied will also be available on the Election Center page of his office’s website.