Wyoming State Superintendent of Public Instruction

Employer / Organization


Next Election

Nov 08, 2022

Filing Window

Jan 01, 2022 - Aug 29, 2022


The Wyoming Superintendent of Public Instruction is an elected executive position in the Wyoming state government. The superintendent is the chief education officer in the state, though from January 2013 until April 2014, the superintendent's role was changed to be largely ceremonial under a state law that was later found to be unconstitutional. A new law signed in January 2013 replaced the superintendent as head of the state Department of Education with a director appointed by the governor. The position of superintendent remained but no longer as head of the DOE. Then-Superintendent Cindy Hill filed an ultimately successful lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the measure. 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