Campaign Finance Report Filing Information
The Wyoming Campaign Practices Act (W.S. 22-25-101 - 115) applies to candidates for Governor, Secretary of State, State Auditor, State Treasurer, State Superintendent of Public Instruction, State Legislature, County Offices, School and Community College Board Trustees and Municipal Offices as well as Supreme Court Justices, District and Circuit Court Judges and Magistrates standing for retention in office. Anyone violating any of the provisions of The Wyoming Campaign Practices Act may be guilty of a misdemeanor or felony resulting in a fine, incarceration, or both.
A candidate is not required to have a candidate campaign committee. However, if two or more persons join together for the purpose of raising, collecting, or expending money to be used in the aid of the election of a specific candidate for public office, a campaign committee is to be formed (W.S. 22-1-102(a)(vii)). A Statement of Formation must be filed within ten days after formation. Refer to WS. 22-25-107(a) to determine where to file all forms.
The Statement of Formation
The Statement of Formation (PDF) requires:
- The committee’s name and address, the candidate’s name, and names and residence addresses of the committee chairman and treasurer, and date the committee was formed. The chairman and treasurer must be separate individuals. A candidate may serve as chairman or treasurer of his or her campaign committee.
Statement of Contributions and Expenditures
All candidates, candidate committees, political action committees, and organizations are required to file the following reports in 2020:
- The Statement of Contributions and Expenditures (PDF) must be signed by both the chairman and treasurer and filed between seven and 14 days before the primary, general or special election. Statement of contributions and Expenditures.
If a candidate has a committee, remember that both the committee and the candidate must report, whether the candidate is successful or not. This includes candidates who neither receive nor spend any money during their campaign. Having the signatures of the chairman and the treasurer. If the candidate does not have a committee, the same form is used, but only the candidate’s signature is required.
Odd-Numbered Year Filings
Odd-numbered year filings: Candidate campaign committees that have not filed a Candidate Campaign Committee Termination Report must file a Statement of Contributions and Expenditures by December 31st of all odd-numbered years. WS. 22-25-106(b)(ii).
Terminating the Committee
After all debts are retired, the committee may terminate by filing a Candidate’s Campaign Committee Termination Report (PDF). Candidates filing with the County Clerk may also terminate by checking the appropriate box on the final Statement of contributions and Expenditures report.
Wyoming Campaign Guide & Forms
The 2020 Wyoming Campaign Guide served as the main resource for the above information. Visit the Wyoming Secretary of State’s Website to obtain the latest version of this resource.
Other Forms and Filings available through the Wyoming Secretary of State’s Website include Filing as a candidate for various Public Offices, Political Action Committees (PACs), Political Party Formation, etc. Note: Expand the "Elections" link on the "Forms and Filings" page.
To request public information regarding registered voters within the county, complete a Voter Information Request Affidavit and submit with any necessary fees to the Albany County Clerk - Elections Office.
Candidates for Special District Directors
Applications for Conservation District, Fire District, Hospital District, and School Board are filed at the Albany County Clerk’s Elections Office. Applications for Election to Director of an Improvement and Service District or a Water and Sewer District are to be submitted to your respective Special District. Special District filing deadlines can be found on the Secretary of State Office’s Election Calendar.
- Application for Election to Director of a Fire District (PDF)
- Application for Election to Director of an Improvement and Service District (PDF)
- Application for Election to Director of a Water and Sewer District (PDF)
- Application for Election to Supervisor of a Conservation District (PDF)
- Application for Election to Trustee of a Hospital District (PDF)
- Application for Election to Trustee of a School Board
Candidates for County Commissioner
Applications for the Board of County Commissioners are filed at the Albany County Clerk’s Elections Office during the Primary Election filing period. Primary Election filing deadlines can be found on the Secretary of State’s Office Election Calendar.
Candidates for Precinct Committeeman/Committeewoman
Applications for Precinct Committeeman and Precinct Committeewomen are filed at the Albany County Clerk’s Elections Office during the Primary Election filing period. Primary Election filing deadlines can be found on the Secretary of State’s Office Election Calendar.
Candidates for Laramie City Council
Applications for the Laramie City Council are filed at the Laramie City Clerk’s Office during the Primary Election filing period. Primary Election filing deadlines can be found on the Secretary of State’s Office Election Calendar.