Wyoming elections, 2012

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1 2012 Elections
2 Eligibility to Vote
2.1 Primary election
2.2 General election
3 Voting absentee
3.1 Eligibility
3.2 Deadlines
3.3 Military and overseas voting
4 Voting early
5 See also
6 References

The state of Wyoming held elections in 2012. Below are the dates of note:

On the 2012 ballot Click here for all
November 6, 2012
Election Results
U.S. Senate (1 seat) Approveda Preview Article
U.S. House (1 seat) Approveda
State Executives Defeatedd N/A
State Senate (15 seats) Approveda Preview Article
State House (60 seats) Approveda
Ballot measures (3 measures) Approveda Preview Article

2012 Elections

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For election results in the 50 states, see our November 6, 2012 election results page

Elections by type

See also: United States Senate elections in Wyoming, 2012
U.S. Senate, Wyoming General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Tim Chesnut 21.7% 53,019
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Barrasso Incumbent 75.8% 185,250
     Country Joel Otto 2.5% 6,176
Total Votes 244,445
Source: Wyoming Secretary of State, "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"
See also: United States House of Representatives elections in Wyoming, 2012

Wyoming's one seat in the U.S. House continued to be held by a Republican since the 2012 election.

Members of the U.S. House from Wyoming -- Partisan Breakdown
Party As of November 2012 After the 2012 Election
     Democratic Party 0 0
     Republican Party 1 1
Total 1 1
District General Election Candidates Incumbent 2012 Winner Partisan Switch?
At-large Democratic Party Chris Henrichsen
Republican Party Cynthia Lummis
Libertarian Party Richard Brubaker
IndependentDaniel Clyde Cummings
Independent Don Willis
Cynthia Lummis Republican Party Cynthia Lummis No
See also: Wyoming State Senate elections, 2012

Heading into the election, Republicans maintained partisan control in the state senate.

Wyoming State Senate
Party As of November 5, 2012 After the 2012 Election
     Democratic Party 4 4
     Republican Party 26 26
Total 30 30

See also: Wyoming House of Representatives elections, 2012

Heading into the election, Republicans maintained partisan control in the state house.

Wyoming House of Representatives
Party As of November 5, 2012 After the 2012 Election
     Democratic Party 10 8
     Republican Party 50 52
Total 60 60
See also: Wyoming 2012 ballot measures
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Constitutional Amendment A Healthcare Would amend the state constitution regarding the federal Affordable Healthcare Act Approveda
LRCA Constitutional Amendment B Hunting Would preserve citizens' rights to hunt and fish Approveda
LRCA Constitutional Amendment C Judicial reform Would allow district court commissioners to act even if the district court judge is present Defeatedd

Eligibility to Vote


Primary election

See also: Voting in the 2012 primary elections

Wyoming was one of 21 states to use a strictly closed primary system. Voters were required to register to vote in the primary by August 6, 2012, which was 15 days before the primary took place.[1] Voters could lso register at the polls on election day, provided they bring valid ID. (Information about registering to vote)

General election

See also: Voting in the 2012 general elections

The deadline to register to vote was 15 days prior to the election day, which in 2012 was October 22.[2]

  • Voter ID info
  • Residency requirements: Resident of Wyoming and the precinct.[3]
  • Same-day registration: Yes[4]

Voting absentee

See also: Absentee Voting


All voters are eligible to vote absentee in Wyoming. There are no special eligibility requirements for voting absentee.[5]


No specific deadline is noted for absentee ballot applications.[5][6] A returned absentee ballot must be received by the elections office by 7 p.m. on Election Day.[5]

Military and overseas voting

For full details regarding military and overseas voting, visit the Federal Voting Assistance Program.

Voting early

See also: Early voting

Wyoming is one of 34 states that has early voting with no specific requirements as to who can vote early. Early voting begins 40 days before an election and ends on Election Day.[7] The average number of days prior to an election that voters can cast an early ballot is 21 days in states with a definitive starting date.

See also