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Candidate filing period marks start of 2022 election season

The 2022 election season kicks off Thursday with the start of candidate filing for the Aug....
The 2022 election season kicks off Thursday with the start of candidate filing for the Aug. 16th primary election.(Angel Alvarez)
Published: May. 12, 2022 at 12:50 PM CDT
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - The 2022 election season officially kicked off at 8:00 a.m., Thursday, May 12, with the start of candidate filing for the Aug. 16 Primary Election.

The filing deadline is May 27th at 5:00 p.m.

Candidates running for state office can file for candidacy electronically with the Secretary of State’s office. A filing fee is required for statewide and legislative candidates. Independent candidates must apply through the petition process. Click here for further information.

The Laramie County Clerk’s office will accept applications for county offices and party precinct people. Candidates may file in person during business hours in the Clerk’s election office in the Laramie County Governmental Complex, 309 W 20th St.

Candidates also have the option of sending applications via email to election@laramiecountywy.gov or by fax at 307-633-4240 and paying the $100 filing fee for county offices by credit card.

Offices to be filed with the County Clerk are County Commissioners (3 seats), Coroner District Attorney, Sheriff, Clerk, Treasurer, Assessor, and Clerk of the District Court. There is no filing fee for precinct offices.

Application forms can be found here.

Applications for Cheyenne municipal candidates must be submitted in person at the City Clerk’s office located in room 101 of the Municipal Building (2101 O’Neil Ave) during normal business hours.

This election year, three (3) City Council seats (one from each ward) will be filled. All municipal offices are for four-year terms and are nonpartisan.

The City Clerk is the Municipal Elections Officer and assists municipal candidates with the filing of nomination papers. Municipal elections are conducted through the Laramie County Clerk Elections Office.

Voter registration is through the County Clerk Elections Office and polling place information can be accessed on their website.

Primary election day will take place Tuesday, August 16th, with the general election day on Tuesday, November 8th.

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