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 4, 2014
Last election:  November 2, 2010
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


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.

Term limits

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

Full History


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State budget

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


See also: Compensation of state executive officers


As of 2012, the Wyoming State Auditor was paid an estimated $92,000. This figure comes from the Council of State Governments.


In 2010, the Wyoming State Auditor was paid an estimated $92,000 according to the Council of State Governments.[5]

Historical officeholders

State Auditors

There have been 20 Wyoming State Auditors since 1890. Of the 20 officeholders, 17 were Republican and 3 were Democrat.[6]

Territorial Auditors

There were 9 Auditors of the territory of Wyoming between 1869 and 1890. Of the 9 officeholders, 8 were Republican and 1 was Democrat.[7]

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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

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