Write-In Nominations Likely for Legislative Contests

Write-In Nominations Likely for Legislative Contests

The Wyoming Secretary of State's Office has announced that based on unofficial election results from last week's primary, there is a possibility that several write-in candidates may qualify for the General Election in November. State Elections Director Peggy Nighswonger.

Secretary of State Max Maxfield said that the reason for the write-in process is because 19 legislative contests had no major party candidate running for office. He added that in order for a write-in candidate to have their name printed on the General Election ballot, they would have had to received the larges number of votes in the primary, with the minimum of 25 votes.

Last week's election results will become official after the State Canvassing Board meets in Cheyenne this Wednesday. The State Canvassing Board consists of Governor Matt Mead; Secretary of State Max Maxfield; State Auditor Cynthia Cloud and State Treasurer Joe Meyer.


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