Wyoming State of Office Oath, Constitutional Amendment A (2008)

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Wyoming State of Office Oath, Constitutional Amendment A is an initiated constitutional amendment that appeared on the November 4, 2008 ballot in Wyoming, where the voters approved it.[1]

Election results

Wyoming Amendment A (2008)
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 191,787 74.91%
No42,82116.72%
Total vote256,035

(A constitutional amendment in Wyoming must be approved by a majority of those voting in the election as measured by total ballots cast in the election.)

Election results via:Wyoming Secretary of State

Specific Provisions

Amendment A enacted law which shortened the oath of office that elected and appointed officials swear to when they take office from 162 words to 61 words.

The ballot language as it appeared on the 2008 general election ballot said:

"The adoption of this amendment would clarify and modernize the oath of office taken by all elected and appointed officials of whom the oath is required. The new oath will be: "I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support, obey and defend the constitution of the United States, and the constitution of the state of Wyoming; that I have not knowingly violated any law related to my election or appointment, or caused it to be done by others; and that I will discharge the duties of my office with fidelity."[2]

Supporters

Supporters included:

  • Governor Dave Freudenthal, who said, "To those who have to hear it and those who have to say it, (Amendment A) is probably a good thing."[3]

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