Wyoming State Auditor

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Wyoming State Auditor
General information
Office Type:  Partisan
Office website:  Official Link
2013-2014 FY Budget:  $29,082,381
Term limits:  None
Length of term:   4 years
Authority:  Wyoming Constitution, Article 4, Section 11
Selection Method:  Elected
Current Officeholder

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Name:  Cynthia Cloud
Officeholder Party:  Republican
Assumed office:  2011
Compensation:  $92,000
Next election:  November 6, 2018
Last election:  November 4, 2014
Other Wyoming Executive Offices
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The Wyoming State Auditor is an elected executive position in the Wyoming state government. The auditor is the chief accountant and payroll officer for the state.

Current officeholder

The current officeholder is Republican Cynthia Cloud. She was first elected in 2010.


The state auditor's authority is derived from Article 4 of the Wyoming Constitution.

Article 4, Section 11:

There shall be chosen by the qualified electors of the state at the times and places of choosing members of the legislature, a secretary of state, auditor, treasurer, and superintendent of public instruction...


Article 4, Section 6 of the state constitution establishes the qualifications of the office:

There shall be chosen by the qualified electors of the state at the times and places of choosing members of the legislature, a secretary of state, auditor, treasurer, and superintendent of public instruction, who shall have attained the age of twenty-five (25) years respectively, shall be citizens of the United States, and shall have the qualifications of state electors...
  • at least twenty-five (25) years of age
  • a citizen of the United States
  • qualified as an elector in the state of Wyoming


Article 4, Section 7 of the state constitution grants the governor the authority to fill any office that becomes vacant, so long as there is not already a constitutional or legal method for filling the vacancy.


The state auditor in Wyoming is the chief accountant and payroll officer for all state agencies. They keep the public account books, accounts, vouchers, documents and all papers relating to the accounts and contracts of the state. The auditor also serves as the clerk of the state legislature and keeps a record of expenditures in each session of the legislators and an inventory of its supplies and property.[1]

Additional duties are outlines in Title 9, Chapter 1, Article 4 of the Wyoming state code:[2]

  • serve as the comptroller and official custodian of all state accounting records
  • serve as the chief fiscal control officer
  • maintain the state's central fiscal accounts
  • order all payments into and out of the funds held by the state treasurer
  • maintain the official payroll for all state agencies, excluding the University of Wyoming


Wyoming state government organizational chart

The state auditor is elected every four years, in mid-term election years. In Wyoming, state auditor elections were held in 2010 and 2014, with an upcoming election in 2016.

Term limits

There are no term limits for this office.[3]

Full history


See also: Wyoming down ballot state executive elections, 2014

Republican incumbent Cynthia Cloud won re-election without opposition on November 4, 2014.


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State budget

See also: Wyoming state budget and finances

The budget for the Office of the State Auditor in Fiscal Year 2013-2014 is $29,082,381.[4]


See also: Compensation of state executive officers


In 2014, the state auditor was paid an estimated $92,000, according to the Council of State Governments.[5]


In 2013, the state auditor was paid an estimated $92,000, according to the Council of State Governments.[6]


In 2012, the state auditor was paid an estimated $92,000, according to the Council of State Governments.


In 2010, the state auditor was paid an estimated $92,000, according to the Council of State Governments.[7]

Historical officeholders

State Auditors

There have been 20 Wyoming State Auditors since 1890. Of the 20 officeholders, 17 were Republican and three were Democrat.[8]

Territorial Auditors

There were nine state auditors of the territory of Wyoming between 1869 and 1890. Of the nine officeholders, eight were Republican and one was Democrat.[9]

State profile

Wyoming's population in 2014 was 584,153.

Wyoming's population in 2014 was 584,153 according to the United States Census Bureau. This estimate represented a 3.6 percent change from the bureau's 2010 estimate. The state's population per square mile was 5.8 in 2010, trailing the national average of 87.4. Wyoming experienced a 2.8 percent increase in total employment from 2011 to 2012 based on census data, exceeding a 2.2 percent increase at the national level during the same period.[10]


Wyoming fell below the national average for residents who attained at least bachelor's degrees based on census data from 2009 to 2013. The United States Census Bureau found that 24.7 percent of Wyoming residents aged 25 years and older attained bachelor's degrees compared to 28.8 percent at the national level. The median household income in Wyoming was $57,406 between 2009 and 2013 compared to a $53,046 national median income. Census information showed a 10.9 percent poverty rate in Wyoming during the study period compared to a 14.5 percent national poverty rate.[10]

Racial Demographics, 2013[10]
Race Wyoming (%) United States (%)
White 92.7 77.7
Black or African American 1.7 13.2
American Indian and Alaska Native 2.6 1.2
Asian 0.9 5.3
Two or More Races 1.9 2.4
Hispanic or Latino 9.7 17.1

Presidential Voting Pattern, 2000-2012[11][12]
Year Democratic vote in Wyoming (%) Republican vote in Wyoming (%) Democratic vote in U.S. (%) Republican vote in U.S. (%)
2012 27.6 68.2 51.1 47.2
2008 32.4 64.4 52.9 45.7
2004 28.8 68.2 48.3 50.7
2000 27.3 66.7 48.4 47.9

Note: Each column will add up to 100 percent after removing the "Hispanic or Latino" percentage, although rounding by the Census Bureau may make the total one- or two-tenths off. Read more about race and ethnicity in the Census here.[13]

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Contact information

State Auditor's Office
State Capitol
Suite 144
Cheyenne, WY 82002

Phone: 307-777-7831
Fax: 307-777-6983

See also

External links