Wyoming Secretary of State

Employer / Organization


Next Election

Nov 08, 2022

Filing Window

Jan 01, 2022 - Aug 29, 2022


The Wyoming Secretary of State is an elected executive position in the Wyoming state government. The secretary is the chief election officer in the state. Responsible for handling the business affairs of the state, the secretary is the keeper of the Great Seal of Wyoming and serves as the "acting governor" when the governor is not available. The Wyoming Secretary of State is the custodian of the great seal of Wyoming. They affix the seal to and countersign commissions, official acts of the governor, and other paperwork when required by law. Additional duties of the secretary of state are outlines in Title 9, Chapter 1, Article 3 of the Wyoming Code. The secretary is the custodian of and preserves: All the public records, documents, acts and resolutions of the legislatures of the territory and state of Wyoming; All proclamations of the governor proclaiming the effectiveness of constitutional amendments, corporate revocations and any other proclamation designated as a permanent record by the governor. The secretary of state shall preserve all other proclamations of the governor for one (1) year and then deliver them to the department of state parks and cultural resources for destruction or preservation as it deems desirable; Property of the state when no other provision is made by law; Copies of all clemency documents signed by the governor, including pardons, commutations of sentence, reprieves, remissions of fine or forfeiture, and restorations of civil rights. The salary for this position is $92,000/year.

Application Guidelines
To file for this position follow these three steps: 1) Contact the Wyoming Secretary of State Elections Division to confirm that your registered address qualifies you for the position you intend to run for, and that you meet other office specific qualifications. Obtain the correct candidacy filing paperwork. 2) Complete the required candidacy paperwork including the appropriate campaign finance forms, and if you plan to run as an independent a petition for nomination. If you plan to run as a partisan candidate please contact your local party office for further instructions as the filing window will differ from the independent candidate filing window. 3) If you plan to run as an independent (“unaffiliated”) candidate, submit the petition for nomination with the stipulated amount of verified signatures to the Wyoming Secretary of State Elections Division by the filing deadline. The amount of required petition for nomination signatures varies by office. The filing deadline for independents is 70 days before the general election. The Wyoming Secretary of State Elections Division is the point of contact for any questions or concerns you may have. The Wyoming Secretary of State Elections Division can be reached at 307-777-5860 and the Elections Division's published information on independent candidate petition for nomination can be found here: http://soswy.state.wy.us/Forms/Elections/General/IndependentCandidate-NominationPetition.pdf

Submit application to:
Wyoming Secretary of State, 2020 Carey Ave #700, Cheyenne, WY, 82002, US