Public Notice No. 1980


County of Platte 

Proclamation of Primary Election

Date of Primary Election 

August 16, 2022, between the hours of 7:00 AM and 7:00 PM

Candidate Filing

Candidate filing for offices to be elected, or nominated, at the Primary Election opens on May 12, 2022 and closes at 5:00 PM on May 27, 2022. For those interested in filing for a Federal or State Office, please do so with the Secretary of State’s Office. For those interested in filing for a County Office, please do so with the Platte County Clerk’s Office. For those interested in filing for a Municipal Office, please do so with the Town Clerk of the Town you are seeking candidacy. Independent candidates wishing to submit a petition for nomination must do so by August 29, 2022. All candidates nominated by minor or provisional party convention must be filed by August 15, 2022. All applications may be accessed online at www.plattecountywyoming.com/departments/Elections/CandidateInformation. 

The Offices below will be Elected at the Primary Election

Precinct Committeepersons – File with Platte County Clerk’s Office May 12 – May 27, 2022 at 5:00 PM 

Title of Office Term of Office No. To Fill Filing Fee

Democratic Precinct Committeeman Two (2) Year Term Eight (8) $0

Democratic Precinct Committeewoman Two (2) Year Term Eight (8) $0

Republican Precinct Committeeman Two (2) Year Term Fifteen (15) $0

Republican Precinct Committeewoman Two (2) Year Term Fifteen (15) $0

The Offices below will be nominated at the Primary Election & elected at the General Election

Federal & State Offices – File with Secretary of State’s Office May 12 – May 27, 2022 at 5:00 PM

Title of Office Term of Office No. To Fill Filing Fee

United States Representative Two (2) Year Term One (1) $750.00

Governor Four (4) Year Term One (1) $300.00

Secretary of State Four (4) Year Term One (1) $300.00

State Auditor Four (4) Year Term One (1) $300.00

State Treasurer Four (4) Year Term One (1) $300.00

Superintendent of Public Instruction Four (4) Year Term One (1) $300.00

State Representative House District #4 Two (2) Year Term One (1) $100.00

County Offices – File with Platte County Clerk’s Office May 12 – May 27, 2022 at 5:00 PM

Title of Office Term of Office No. To Fill Filing Fee

County Commissioner Four (4) Year Term Two (2) $100.00

County Coroner Four (4) Year Term One (1) $100.00

County Attorney Four (4) Year Term One (1) $100.00

County Sheriff Four (4) Year Term One (1) $100.00

County Clerk Four (4) Year Term One (1) $100.00

County Treasurer Four (4) Year Term One (1) $100.00

County Assessor Four (4) Year Term One (1) $100.00

Clerk of District Court Four (4) Year Term One (1) $100.00

Municipal Offices – File with Town Clerk May 12 – May 27, 2022 at 5:00 PM

Title of Office Term of Office No. To Fill Filing Fee

Town of Wheatland Mayor Four (4) Year Term One (1) $25.00

Town of Wheatland Council Member Four (4) Year Term Two (2) $25.00

Town of Guernsey Mayor Four (4) Year Term One (1) $25.00

Town of Guernsey Council Member Four (4) Year Term Two (2) $25.00

Town of Chugwater Council Member Four (4) Year Term Two (2) $25.00

Town of Chugwater Council Member Unexpired Term of Two (2) Years One (1) $25.00

Registering to Vote for the Primary Election

The last day to register to vote in the Primary Election is August 1, 2022. After this date you will need to both register and vote absentee, or you may register and vote at the polls on Election Day, August 16, 2022.

Campaign Finance Reporting

Campaign finance reports must be filed between the dates of August 2 and August 9, 2022. Pursuant to Wyoming State Statute (W.S.) §22-25-106, all campaign committees, Political Action Committees (PACs) and candidates (whether they are successful or not) must file a statement of contributions and expenditures. Amendments to this report must be filed no later than 5:00 PM on August 26, 2022. Candidates for Federal and State offices must file their reports with the Secretary of State’s Office. Candidates for County and Municipal offices must file their reports with the County Clerk’s Office. Those who fail to file a report required by law may be subject to penalties prescribed in W.S. §22-25-108, which includes a fine of $500.00 per day that the report is not filed. Precinct committeepersons are not required to file a campaign finance report pursuant to W.S. §22-25-107(a)(vi).

County of Platte 

Proclamation of General Election

Date of General Election 

November 8, 2022, between the hours of 7:00 AM and 7:00 PM

Judicial Offices Eligible to Seek Retention

File with the Secretary of State’s Office between May 9, 2022 – August 8, 2022

Title of Office Term of Office

Judge A – District Court of the Eighth Judicial District Six (6) Year Term

Eighth Judicial District, Circuit Court Judge Four (4) Year Term

Special District Board of Directors to be Elected

File with the Platte County Clerk’s Office (no fee) August 10, 2022 – August 29, 2022 at 5:00 PM

District Name & Title of Office Term of Office No. To Fill

Resource Conservation District – Rural Supervisor Four (4) Year Term One (1)

Resource Conservation District – Urban Supervisor Four (4) Year Term One (1)

Resource Conservation District – At-Large Supervisor Four (4) Year Term One (1)

Senior Citizen Service District Trustee Four (4) Year Term Two (2)

Senior Citizen Service District Trustee Unexpired Term of Two (2) Years Two (2)

Hospital District Director Four (4) Year Term Three (3)

School Board Trustee District #1 Four (4) Year Term Four (4)

School Board Trustee District #2 Four (4) Year Term Two (2)

School Board Trustee District #2 Unexpired Term of Two (2) Years One (1)

Fire District 1-F Director Four (4) Year Term One (1)

Fire District 2-F Director – Palmer Canyon Four (4) Year Term One (1)

Fire District 2-F Director – At-Large Four (4) Year Term One (1)

Antelope Gap Fire District Director Four (4) Year Term One (1)

Guernsey Rural Fire District Director Four (4) Year Term Two (2)

Chugwater Cemetery District Director Four (4) Year Term Three (3)

Y-O Ranch Service & Improvement District Director Four (4) Year Term One (1)

Tax Propositions

The Platte County Hospital District is seeking the approval of the qualified electors within the District to continue the mill levy increase from three (3) mills to six (6) mills on the taxable property of the District for the purpose of supporting the nursing home and hospital.

The Platte County Resource District is seeking the approval of qualified electors within the County to continue the Conservation District tax not to exceed one (1) mill on the property tax.

The Platte County Senior Citizen Service District is seeking the approval of the qualified electors within the District to continue to impose a tax not to exceed two (2) mills on the taxable property of the district.

Constitutional Amendment A

The Wyoming Constitution allows the state to invest state funds in equities such as the stock of corporations, but does not allow the funds of counties, cities and other political subdivisions to be invested in equities. The adoption of this amendment would allow the funds of counties, cities and other political subdivisions to be invested in equities to the extent and in the manner the legislature may allow by law. Any law authorizing the investment of specified political subdivision funds in equities would require a two-thirds vote of both houses of the legislature.

Constitutional Amendment B

Currently, the Wyoming constitution requires Wyoming Supreme Court Justices and District Court Judges to retire upon reaching the age of seventy (70). This amendment increases the mandatory retirement age of Supreme Court Justices and District Court Judges from age seventy (70) to age seventy-five (75).

Registering to Vote for the General Election

The last day to register to vote in the General Election is October 24, 2022. After this date you will need to both register and vote absentee, or you may register and vote at the polls on Election Day, November 8, 2022.

Campaign Finance Reporting

Campaign finance reports must be filed between the dates of October 25 and November 1, 2022. Pursuant to Wyoming State Statute (W.S.) §22-25-106, all campaign committees, Political Action Committees (PACs) and candidates (whether they are successful or not) must file a statement of contributions and expenditures. Amendments to this report must be filed no later than 5:00 PM on November 18, 2022. Candidates for Federal and State offices must file their reports with the Secretary of State’s Office. Candidates for County, Municipal, and School Board Trustee offices must file their reports with the County Clerk’s Office. Those who fail to file a report required by law may be subject to penalties prescribed in W.S. §22-25-108, which includes a fine of $500.00 per day that the report is not filed. Candidates for special district director, excluding candidates for school district trustee, are not required to file this report pursuant to W.S. §22-29-113(a)(iii).

Temporary Location for the Platte County Clerk’s Office

During courthouse renovations, the Platte County Clerk’s Office will be temporarily located at 2020 South Street in Wheatland. Our office will be in this location for the duration of the 2022 Primary and General elections. 

Voting Assistance

Any elector who requires assistance to vote because of blindness, disability or inability to read or write, may be given assistance by a person of the elector’s choice, other than the elector’s employer or agent of that employer or an officer or agent of the elector’s union (W.S. §22-13-113(a)). If you have any questions regarding the accessibility of your polling place, please contact the Office of the County Clerk by calling (307)322-2315 or emailing [email protected] 

Absentee Voting

Except for primary election day (August 16, 2022) and general election day (November 8, 2022), a qualified elector may request an absentee ballot. To vote on election day, qualified electors must obtain a ballot at their designated polling location. To request an absentee ballot, you may do so: In person at 2020 South St., Wheatland; By mailing Platte County Clerk, PO Box 728, Wheatland, WY 82201; By calling (307)322-2315; or By emailing [email protected]

Identification Required to Vote

Recent changes to Wyoming law require that every voter show acceptable identification at the polls to receive a ballot to vote. A voter must show one of the following forms of identification: a Wyoming driver’s license; a tribal identification card issued by the governing body of the Eastern Shoshone tribe of Wyoming, the northern Arapaho tribe of Wyoming or other federally recognized Indian tribe; a Wyoming identification card; a valid United States passport; a United States military card; a driver’s license or identification card issued by any state or outlying possession of the United States; photo identification issued by the University of Wyoming, a Wyoming community college or a Wyoming public school; a valid Medicare insurance card; a valid Medicaid insurance card. Voters who are unable to produce acceptable identification will be provided a provisional ballot. Provisional ballots are not counted unless a voter is able to provide acceptable identification to the County Clerk’s Office by 5:00 PM of the day following the election.

Proclaimed this 11th day of May 2022 in accordance with Wyoming State Statute §22-2-109 by Malcolm J. Ervin, the duly elected County Clerk in and for the County of Platte, State of Wyoming.

Public Notice No. 1980  published in the Guernsey Gazette on May 10, 2022.

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