Wyoming Secretary of State
Max Maxfield Secretary of State Patricia O'Brien Arp Deputy Secretary of State
TO: Wyoming Independent Candidates for Partisan Public Offices RE: Petition for Nomination - Placement Upon the Ballot
Wyoming Statutes 22-5-301 through 22-5-308 are controlling legislation. The statements below are only a summary and you should consult the statutes as cited. Unsuccessful primary candidates are not eligible for independent nomination. A petition for nomination shall be filed with the appropriate filing office, the Secretary of State for national or state offices and the county clerk for local offices, in the form subscribed by statute. The petition shall be supported by registered voter signatures numbering not less than two percent (2%) of the total number of votes cast in the last general election for the office of U.S. Representative for the political subdivision or legislative district for which the petition is filed. Example, for a state house seat in district xx, two percent (2%) of the voters in district xx who voted in the last general election for U.S. representative. The number of signatures required for a statewide office is 4,988 for the upcoming 2010 election. You must file not less than seventy (70) days prior to the general election. You must pay the filing fee equal to partisan candidates for the same office.
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PETITION FOR NOMINATION FOR PARTISAN OFFICE
(W.S. 22-5-301 THROUGH 22-5-308) Signatures Required: The petition must contain the signature of registered voters numbering not less than two percent (2%) of the total number of votes cast for U.S. Representative at the last general election in the political subdivision for which the petition is filed. August 23, 2010 (A petition shall be circulated for signatures only during the calendar year in which the election for the office sought is to be held.) Filing Offices: Candidates for federal, statewide, state legislative and district attorney offices file with the Secretary of State. Candidates for county offices file with the county clerk. Filing Fees: $200 - Candidates for federal and statewide offices. $ 25 - Candidates for state legislative, district attorney and county offices.
Refer to the attached Petition Form
Petition for Nomination for Partisan Office
I, ________________________________, swear or affirm that I was born on ______________________, ____ (year) that I have been a resident of the State of Wyoming since _______________________________, and that I am a registered voter of Election District No. _______________, in Precinct No. ____, residing at ____________________________________________________, in the County of ____________________________, (if for the office of State Senator or Representative) in Senate (House) District ______________, State of Wyoming, and having obtained the number of signatures required by law for nomination by petition, I hereby request that my name be printed on the official ballot at the next general election as an independent candidate for the office of _____________________ ___________________ and declare that if nominated and elected, I will qualify for the office. Dated the _____(day) of ______________(month), ______ (year) _____________________________________ Print or type your name exactly as you wish it to appear on the ballot. (W.S. 22-6-111 states that professional titles and degrees shall not appear on the ballot.) ____________________________________________ Signature ____________________________________________ Residence Address
The eligible registered voters supporting this nomination and numbering not less than two percent (2%) of the total number of votes cast for Representative in Congress at the last General Election in the political subdivision for which this petition is filed are as follows: INSTRUCTIONS FOR SIGNERS You must be a registered voter of the jurisdiction from which the candidate is to be elected. Your name and address on this petition and your name and address on the current voter registration rolls should be the same. Date 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. Printed Name Signature Residence Address City/Town
VERIFICATION BY CIRCULATOR
I, , do hereby certify that I am a circulator of this petition, and I solely and personally circulated this petition, that all the signatures appearing herein were made in my presence from , (month) , (day) (year) through , (month) , (day) (year), and to the best of my knowledge and belief such signatures are those of the persons whose names they purport to be. Residence Address Signature
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