Wyoming elections, 2014

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Contents
1 2014 elections
1.1 Races to watch in Wyoming
1.2 Elections by type
2 Voting in Wyoming
2.1 Important voting information
2.2 Voting absentee
2.3 Voting early
3 Elections Performance Index
4 See also
5 References



Wyoming

The state of Wyoming held elections in 2014. Below are the dates of note:

2014 elections and events in Wyoming
Petition drive deadline for initiatives February 10, 2014 Red padlock.png
Voter registration deadline for primary election April 21, 2014
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Signature filing deadline for primary election candidates May 30, 2014 Red padlock.png
Primary election date August 19, 2014 Red padlock.png
Filing deadline for general election candidates August 25, 2014 Red padlock.png
Voter registration deadline for general election October 20, 2014
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General election date November 4, 2014 Red padlock.png
Statewide ballot measure election November 4, 2014 Red padlock.png
School board elections (2) November 4, 2014 Red padlock.png

Below are the types of elections that were scheduled in Wyoming in 2014:

On the 2014 ballot
Find current election news and links here.
U.S. Senate Scheduled electiona
U.S. House Scheduled electiona
State Executives Scheduled electiona
State Senate Scheduled electiona
State House Scheduled electiona
Statewide ballot measures (1 measure) Scheduled electiona
Local ballot measures Unscheduled electiond
School boards Scheduled electiona
State courts Scheduled electiona

2014 elections

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Races to watch in Wyoming

Wyoming State Legislature


See also: Wyoming State Senate elections, 2014 and Wyoming House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Wyoming State Senate took place in 2014. A primary election took place on August 19, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was May 30, 2014. Heading into the election, the Republican Party controlled the chamber. The following table details the 10 districts with the smallest margin of victory in the November 6, 2012, general election.

Elections for the office of Wyoming House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election took place on August 19, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was May 30, 2014. Heading into the election, the Republican Party controlled the chamber. The following table details the 10 districts with the smallest margin of victory in the November 6, 2012, general election.

Elections by type

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1 U.S. Senate elections in Wyoming
1.1 Race background
1.2 Candidates
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U.S. Senate elections in Wyoming

See also: United States Senate elections in Wyoming, 2014 and United States Senate elections, 2014

Voters in Wyoming elected one member to the U.S. Senate in the election on November 4, 2014.

Candidate Filing Deadline Primary Election General Election
May 30, 2014
August 19, 2014
November 4, 2014

Primary: Wyoming is one of 12 states to use a strictly closed primary process, in which the selection of a party's candidates in an election is limited to registered party members.[1][2][3]

Voter registration: Voters had to register to vote in the primary by election day. For the general election, the voter registration deadline was October 20, 2014.[4]

See also: Wyoming elections, 2014

Incumbent: The election filled the Senate seat held by Mike Enzi (R). Enzi was first elected in 1996.

The election filled the Senate seat held by Mike Enzi (R). Enzi was first elected in 1996.

Race background


The primary battle between Liz Cheney and incumbent Mike Enzi was pinpointed as one of the top five primaries to watch in 2014, with Cheney, and her father, openly feuding with Enzi.[5] Cheney dropped out of the race before the primary election.

Primary vulnerability

Enzi was named by National Journal as one of the top five incumbent senators at risk of losing his or her primary election. Four of the five most vulnerable senators were Republican.[6] Enzi was added to this list before Cheney dropped out of the race.

Candidates


General election candidates


August 19, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Withdrew from race

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Contents
1 U.S. House of Representatives elections in Wyoming
1.1 Partisan breakdown
1.2 List of candidates by district
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U.S. House of Representatives elections in Wyoming

See also: United States House of Representatives elections in Wyoming, 2014 and United States House of Representatives elections, 2014

The 2014 U.S. House of Representatives elections in Wyoming took place on November 4, 2014. Voters elected one candidate to serve in the U.S. House from the state's At-Large Congressional District.

Candidate Filing Deadline Primary Election General Election
May 30, 2014
August 19, 2014
November 4, 2014

Primary: Wyoming is one of 12 states to use a strictly closed primary process, in which the selection of a party's candidates in an election is limited to registered party members.[1][2][3]

Voter registration: Voters had to register to vote in the primary by election day. For the general election, the voter registration deadline was October 20, 2014.[4]

See also: Wyoming elections, 2014

Incumbent: The incumbent heading into the election was Cynthia Lummis (R), who was first elected in 2008.

Wyoming has a single At-Large Congressional District, which is made up of the entire state.

Partisan breakdown


Heading into the November 4 election, the Republican Party held the one congressional seat from Wyoming.

Members of the U.S. House from Wyoming -- Partisan Breakdown
Party As of November 2014 After the 2014 Election
     Democratic Party 0 0
     Republican Party 1 1
Total 1 1

List of candidates by district

At-Large Congressional District

General election candidates

August 19, 2014, primary results

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State executive official elections in Wyoming

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See also: Wyoming state executive official elections, 2014 and State executive official elections, 2014
Contents
1 State executive official elections in Wyoming
2 List of candidates by office
2.1 Governor
2.2 Secretary of State
2.5 Down ballot offices

Five state executive positions were up for election in 2014 in the state of Wyoming.

The following offices were elected in 2014 in Wyoming:

List of candidates by office

Governor


General election

Republican Party Matt Mead - IncumbentGreen check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party Pete Gosar - former Democratic state party chairman[19]
Libertarian Party Dee Cozzens
Independent Don Wills

Lost in primary

Republican Party Cindy Hill - Outgoing state superintendent of education[20]
Republican Party Taylor Haynes (declared) - 2010 write-in candidate for governor[21]

Declined

Republican Party David Steger - former Wyoming Game and Fish Commissioner[21]
Republican Party Kevin Seney - Jackson businessman[22]

Secretary of State


General election

Republican Party Ed Murray - Businessman[23]Green check mark transparent.png
Libertarian Party Kit Carson
Constitution Party Jennifer Young - Chair of the Constitution Party of Wyoming[24]

Defeated in the primary

Republican Party Clark Stith - attorney[25]
Republican Party Edward Buchanan - former state representative[26]
Republican Party Pete Illoway - former state representative[26]

Withdrew

Republican Party Dan Zwonitzer - state representative[27][28]

Declined

Republican Party Max Maxfield - Incumbent[29]

Down ballot offices


Office Incumbent Assumed Office Incumbent running? General Election Candidates 2015 Winner Partisan Switch?
Treasurer Mark Gordon
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2012 Yes[30] Republican Party Mark Gordon Republican Party Mark Gordon No
Auditor Cynthia Cloud
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2010 Yes[31] Republican Party Cynthia Cloud Republican Party Cynthia Cloud No
Superintendent of Public Instruction Cindy Hill
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2010 Running for Governor Republican Party Jillian Balow
Democratic Party Mike Ceballos
Republican Party Jillian Balow No


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State Senate election in Wyoming

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See also: Wyoming State Senate elections, 2014 and State legislative elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Wyoming State Senate took place in 2014. A primary election took place on August 19, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was May 30, 2014.

Majority control

See also: Partisan composition of state senates

Heading into the November 4 election, the Republican Party held the majority in the Wyoming State Senate:

Wyoming State Senate
Party As of November 3, 2014 After November 4, 2014
     Democratic Party 4 4
     Republican Party 26 26
Total 30 30

List of candidates by district

District 1District 3District 5District 7District 9District 11District 13District 15District 17District 19District 21District 23District 25District 27District 29

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State House elections in Wyoming

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See also: Wyoming House of Representatives elections, 2014 and State legislative elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Wyoming House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election took place on August 19, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was May 30, 2014.

Majority control

See also: Partisan composition of state senates

Heading into the November 4 election, the Republican Party held the majority in the Wyoming House of Representatives:

Wyoming House of Representatives
Party As of November 3, 2014 After November 4, 2014
     Democratic Party 8 9
     Republican Party 52 51
Total 60 60

List of candidates by district

District 1District 2District 3District 4District 5District 6District 7District 8District 9District 10District 11District 12District 13District 14District 15District 16District 17District 18District 19District 20District 21District 22District 23District 24District 25District 26District 27District 28District 29District 30District 31District 32District 33District 34District 35District 36District 37District 38District 39District 40District 41District 42District 43District 44District 45District 46District 47District 48District 49District 50District 51District 52District 53District 54District 55District 56District 57District 58District 59District 60

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Statewide ballot measure elections in Wyoming

See also: Wyoming 2014 ballot measures and 2014 ballot measures

One ballot measure was certified for the 2014 ballot in the state of Wyoming.

On the ballot


Red padlock.png Note: The filing deadline for ballot measures was February 10, 2013.

November 4:

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Constitutional Amendment A Admin of Gov't Allows governor to appoint nonresidents of the state to serve as University of Wyoming trustees Defeatedd


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School board elections in Wyoming

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See also: List of school board elections in 2014 and Wyoming school board elections, 2014

In 2014, 665 of America's largest school districts held elections for 2,169 seats. These elections took place in 37 states.


State elections


A total of two Wyoming school districts among America's largest school districts by enrollment held elections in 2014 for eight seats. Each district held elections on November 4, 2014.

Here are several quick facts about Wyoming's school board elections in 2014:

The districts listed below served 25,324 K-12 students during the 2010-2011 school year, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.[32] Click on the district names for more information on the district and its school board elections.

2014 Wyoming School Board Elections
District Date Seats up for election Total board seats Student enrollment
Laramie County School District 1 11/4/2014 4 7 13,171
Natrona County Schools 11/4/2014 4 9 12,153



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Voting in Wyoming

See also: Voting in Wyoming

Important voting information

  • Voters had to register to vote in the primary by election day. For the general election, the voter registration deadline was October 20, 2014.[4]
  • As of December 2014, Wyoming is one of the 35 states that have not implemented online voter registration.

Voting absentee

See also: Absentee voting by state

For information about eligibility, deadlines, military and overseas voting and updates to the voting laws in Wyoming, please visit our absentee voting by state page.

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 the day prior to Election Day.[33] 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.

Elections Performance Index

See also: Pew Charitable Trusts' Elections Performance Index

Wyoming ranked 35th out of the 50 states and District of Columbia in the Pew Charitable Trusts' Elections Performance Index (EPI), based on the 2012 elections. The EPI examines election administration performance and assigns an average percentage score based on 17 indicators of election performance. These indicators were chosen in order to determine both the convenience and integrity of these three phases of an election: registration, voting and counting. Wyoming received an overall score of 62 percent.[34]

See also

References

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  2. Fair Vote, "Congressional and Presidential Primaries: Open, Closed, Semi-Closed, and 'Top Two,'" accessed January 6, 2014
  3. Ballotpedia research conducted December 26, 2013, through January 3, 2014, researching and analyzing various state websites and codes.
  4. Wyoming Secretary of State Website, "Registering to Vote," accessed January 3, 2014
  5. Washington Post, "The Fix’s top 10 Senate races of 2014," accessed December 10, 2013
  6. National Journal, "Ranking the Top 5 Senators Vulnerable in 2014 Primaries," accessed December 31, 2013
  7. 7.0 7.1 Associated Press, "Wyoming - Summary Vote Results," accessed August 19, 2014
  8. Curt Gottshall for Senate 2014, "Home," accessed March 3, 2014
  9. Facebook, "Porambo for Senate 2014," accessed July 21, 2014
  10. Politico, "Liz Cheney announces Senate bid," accessed July 16, 2013
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 11.3 Wyoming Secretary of State, "2014 Primary List," accessed May 29, 2014
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 12.3 Wyoming Secretary of State, 2014 Primary Candidate Roster," accessed July 21, 2014
  13. Run with Charlie 2014, "Home," accessed May 20, 2014
  14. Fox News, "Liz Cheney eyes run for US Senate seat in Wyoming," accessed July 8, 2013
  15. Associated Press, "Wyoming - Summary Vote Results," accessed August 19, 2014
  16. Facebook, "Richard Brubaker," accessed July 21, 2014
  17. Wyoming Secretary of State, 2014 General Candidate Roster," accessed September 3, 2014
  18. Facebook, "Senteney for Congress, accessed October 22, 2013
  19. SFGate, "Pete Gosar announces run for Wyoming governor," May 17, 2014
  20. KJAB AM Radio, Cheyanne, "Hill Announces Run for Governor in 2014," January 29, 2013
  21. 21.0 21.1 Casper Star Tribune, "Former write-in candidate considers 2014 Wyoming gubernatorial run," April 30, 2013
  22. Wyoming Tribune Eagle, " Early entries start 2014 governor's race," May 20, 2013
  23. Ed Murray for Secretary of State, "Meet Ed Murray," accessed May 6, 2014
  24. Independent Political Report, "WY Constitution Party Candidate Receives GOP Endorsement," September 30, 2013
  25. Casper Star-Tribune, "Clark Stith for secretary of state," March 25, 2014
  26. 26.0 26.1 Casper Star-Tribune, "Two former lawmakers join Wyoming secretary of state race," March 31, 2014
  27. Casper Star-Tribune, "Dan Zwonitzer announces bid for Wyoming secretary of state," March 25, 2014
  28. K2 Radio, "Candidate Pulls Out of Secretary of State Race" May 1, 2014
  29. Casper Star-Tribune, "Wyoming Secretary of State Max Maxfield won't seek re-election," March 18, 2014
  30. Wyoming Secretary of State, "Primary Candidate Roster, accessed June 2, 2014
  31. Casper Star Tribune, "Wyoming auditor announces re-election campaign," August 19, 2013
  32. National Center for Education Statistics, "Elementary/Secondary Information System," accessed March 21, 2014
  33. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named absentee
  34. Pew Charitable Trusts, "Election Performance Index Report," accessed April 23, 2014