Wyoming State Auditor
|Wyoming State Auditor|
|Office website:||Official Link|
|2013-2014 FY Budget:||$29,082,381|
|Length of term:||4 years|
|Authority:||Wyoming Constitution, Article 4, Section 11|
|Next election:||November 4, 2014|
|Last election:||November 2, 2010|
|Other Wyoming Executive Offices|
|Governor • Lieutenant Governor • Secretary of State • Attorney General • Treasurer • Auditors: Auditor • Director • Superintendent of Education • Director of Education • Agriculture Commissioner • Insurance Commissioner • Labor Commissioner • Public Service Commission|
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...|
|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
The office of state auditor is elected every four years, in mid-term election years. In Wyoming, state auditor elections are held in 2010, 2014, and 2016.
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.
Additional duties are outlines in Title 9, Chapter 1, Article 4 of the Wyoming state code:
- 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
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The budget for the State Auditor's Office in Fiscal Year 2013-2014 is $29,082,381.
- See also: Compensation of state executive officers
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State Auditor's Office
Cheyenne, WY 82002
- Wyoming Constitution, Article 4, Section 11
- Wyoming State Auditor website, "History of Wyoming State Auditors (page 6)," retrieved August 23, 2011
- Wyoming state code, "Title 9, Chapter 1, Article 4: Auditor and treasurer," accessed August 23, 2011
- Wyoming Department of Administration and Information, "Department Budget Summary Office of the State Auditor 2013-2014," Accessed April 2, 2013
- The Council of State Governments,"The Book of States 2010 Table 4.11," retrieved May 14, 2011