ARTICLE 2 - NOMINATION BY PRIMARY ELECTION
 
22-5-201. Repealed By Laws 1998, ch. 100, § 5.
 
22-5-202. Major political party participation; separate ballots; same time.
 
Major political parties shall participate in the primary election and each shall have a separate party ballot. The primary election of major political parties shall be held at the same time and at the same polling places and shall be conducted by the same election officials.
 
22-5-203. Nonpartisan judicial offices; separate ballot; same time.
 
(a) Repealed By Laws 2004, Chapter 42, § 2 and Chapter 94, § 4.
 
(b) A separate ballot shall be used for the nonpartisan primary election which shall be held at the same time and at the same polling places and shall be conducted by the same election officials as the partisan primary election.
 
22-5-204. Application for nomination or election; party registration; form.
 
(a) Repealed by Laws 1991, ch. 243, § 5.
 
(b) An eligible person seeking nomination or election for a partisan office shall:
 
(i) Meet all applicable qualifications to be elected to office which are set forth in the United States and Wyoming constitutions;
 
(ii) Be registered in the party whose nomination he seeks; and
 
(iii) File an application in substantially the following form:
 
APPLICATION FOR NOMINATION OR ELECTION BY PARTY PRIMARY
 
State of Wyoming )
 
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County of .... )
 
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 County of ...., (if for the office of state senator or representative) in Senate (House) District ...., state of Wyoming, and registered as a member of .... party, (if for the office of governor) and that I resided at the physical residential addresses listed below during the past five (5) years, and I hereby request that my name be printed upon the official party ballot at the next primary election as a candidate for the office of ...., and hereby declare that if nominated and elected, I will qualify for the office.
 
(If for the office of governor) I have resided at the following physical residential addresses during the past five (5) years:
 
(Residence)               (Date)
 
1.
 
2.
 
Dated the .... day of ...., ....(year).
 
.....................(Signature)
 
(c) A nomination application that is required to be filed with the secretary of state may be electronically filed as provided under W.S. 9-2-2501 if the application is accompanied by the proper filing fee.
 
22-5-205. Nomination application form for nonpartisan office.
 
(a) An eligible person seeking nomination for a nonpartisan office must file an application in substantially the following form:
 
   APPLICATION FOR NOMINATION BY NONPARTISAN PRIMARY
 
State of Wyoming )
 
            ) ss
 
County of .... )
 
I, ...., swear or affirm that I was born on ...., that I have been a resident of the State of Wyoming since ...., and that I am a registered voter of .... County, residing at ...., and that I am eligible to be elected to such office, and I hereby request that my name be printed upon the official nonpartisan ballot at the next primary election as a candidate for the office indicated below as follows:
 
(Name of office).
 
I am seeking (1) the regular term or (2) the unexpired term which terminates on the .... day of ...., ....(year).
 
Dated this .... day of ...., ....(year).
 
....................... Signature
 
(b) A nomination application that is required to be filed with the secretary of state may be electronically filed as provided under W.S. 9-2-2501 if the application is accompanied by the proper filing fee.
 
22-5-206. Where nomination applications to be filed.
 
(a) Nomination applications for United States senators and representatives in congress, state offices, members of the legislature, circuit court judges, and state district court judges shall be filed in the office of the secretary of state.
 
(b) Applications for other offices that are to appear on the ballot in the county, including district attorneys, shall be filed in the office of the county clerk of the county in which the person filing for nomination resides.
 
22-5-207. Furnishing of application forms.
 
The secretary of state and county clerks shall provide the application form required to be filed in their respective offices.
 
22-5-208. Filing fees; exception.
 
(a) Applications shall be accompanied by the following fees:
 
(i) Twenty-five dollars ($25.00) for the offices of state senator, state representative, district attorney and for the offices to be voted for by electors wholly within a county;
 
(ii) Two hundred dollars ($200.00) for offices to be voted for by electors of the entire state.
 
(b) No application is valid unless the fee is paid.
 
(c) A filing fee shall not be required of candidates for special district director, school district trustee, community college trustee, precinct committeeman or precinct committeewoman.
 
22-5-209. Time for filing nomination applications; certified list.
 
An application for nomination shall be filed not more than ninety-six (96) days and not later than eighty-one (81) days next preceding the primary election. Not later than sixty-eight (68) days before a primary election the secretary of state shall transmit to each county clerk a certified list of persons whose applications have been filed in the office of the secretary of state stating as to each his name, age, address, office sought and party affiliation.
 
22-5-210. Repealed By Laws 1998, ch. 100, § 5.
 
22-5-211. Repealed By Laws 1998, ch. 100, § 5.
 
22-5-212. When declaration of party affiliation required.
 
An elector requesting a major party ballot must declare his party affiliation, or sign an application for change of affiliation before he may receive a party ballot. An elector may vote only the nonpartisan ballot and if so, is not required to declare his party affiliation. Requesting a partisan primary election ballot constitutes a declaration of party affiliation. A change in declaration of party affiliation shall be entered on the poll list by the election judge.
 
22-5-213. Entry in pollbook.
 
The judges of election shall check or enter in the pollbook the name of each elector voting in the primary election and his party affiliation, if declared. An elector voting only a nonpartisan ballot shall be entered in the pollbook as an unaffiliated voter.
 
22-5-214. Change in party affiliation.
 
An elector may change his party affiliation by completing an application signed before a notarial officer or election official, and filing it with the county clerk not less than fourteen (14) days before the primary election or at the polls on the day of the primary or general election, or when requesting an absentee ballot.
 
22-5-215. Nomination of partisan candidates and write-in candidates.
 
On each party ballot the candidate or candidates equal in number to the number to be elected to each office who receive the largest number of votes shall be nominated and shall be entitled to have their names printed on the ballot for the next general election. A write-in candidate shall not be nominated and shall not be entitled to have his name printed on the ballot for the next general election unless he received at least twenty-five (25) write-in votes in the primary election and is a registered voter in the political party for which he was nominated on the day of the primary election. An unsuccessful candidate for office at a primary election whose name is printed on any party ballot may not accept nomination for the same office at the next general election.
 
22-5-216. Repealed By Laws 2011, Ch. 38, § 2.
 
22-5-217. Repealed By Laws 1998, ch. 100, § 5.
 
22-5-218. Election of major party precinct committeemen and committeewomen.
 
The candidates equal in number to the number of offices to be filled receiving the greatest number of votes on each party ballot for the offices of major party precinct committeeman and committeewoman shall be deemed elected.
 
22-5-219. Further action by nominees or elect not required; exception.
 
(a) Candidates nominated and major party precinct committeemen and committeewomen elected at a primary election shall be deemed nominated or elected without further action. In addition, each write-in candidate nominated at a primary election shall comply with the provisions of W.S. 22-16-106.
 
(b) Repealed By Laws 1998, ch. 100, § 5.
 
22-5-220. Withdrawal of nomination application restricted.
 
A candidate may withdraw a nomination application prior to the primary election only by filing a written withdrawal in the filing office in which he filed his application for nomination. If a candidate withdraws after the party ballots are finalized and approved for printing by a county clerk in any county where the candidate’s name will appear on the party ballot, the county clerk shall not be required to remove the candidate’s name from the party ballot, but shall post a notice at each polling place announcing that the named candidate has withdrawn from nomination for the office designated.