CASPER, Wyo. — Wyoming residents interested in seeking elected office have two weeks to file their candidacy to run for local, state and federal office in the 2022 election cycle.
“As part of a democratic society, public service is one of the highest honors that can be bestowed upon you,” the Election Division’s 2022 Wyoming Candidate Guide states. “Representing your community and your state is an incredibly rewarding experience, unlike any other.”
The candidacy filing period opened Thursday and the deadline to file is 5 p.m. Friday, May 27, according to the Wyoming Secretary of State Election Division. Filing by the deadline ensures candidates will appear on primary election ballots. Independent candidates seeking statewide or federal office are required to file petitions to appear on the general election ballot no later than Aug. 29, according to the Secretary of State’s office.
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People interested in running for local office at the municipal or county level need to file with the county clerk’s office in their respective county. In order to run for statewide office, candidates must create an account in Wyoming’s Campaign Finance Information System and file online.
The Wyoming Secretary of State’s Office provides candidate filing forms for local, state and federal offices online here. Forms are available for the following types of office:
- College or School Board
- Precinct People
The Wyoming Secretary of State’s Office provides more information on candidate filing, campaign filing and election rules via the following links:
- Online Candidate Filing – Available May 12 at 12:00 a.m. MDT through May 27 at 5:00 p.m. MDT
- 2022 Candidate Brochure
- 2022 Campaign Guide
- Filing for Office
- Campaign Finance Disclosure
- Independent Candidates
- Legislative Districts
- Wyoming Voter Registry List Request Form
- First Amendment Independent Expenditures
- Hatch Act
- Rules for Candidates
- Rules on the Wyoming Campaign Finance Information System (WYCFIS)