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Wyoming will see a 30 percent turnover in its legislature
By Scott Zimmerman, Government Relations, Wyoming
Wyoming residents voting in the Nov. 4 general election will choose one U.S senator, their lone U.S. representative and their top five elected officials: governor, secretary of state, state treasurer, state auditor and superintendant of public instruction. Wyoming has one ballot issue. If passed, it would allow the governor to appoint non-residents to the Board of Trustees at the University of Wyoming. Currently only residents of the state can serve. This would broaden the applicant pool for prospective appointees.
In statehouse races, 15 of 30 state senate seats and all 60 house seats are up for election. As has happened in recent elections, there will be roughly a 30 percent turnover of members in both chambers. Due to the lack of competitive races, many candidates faced their only meaningful opposition in their parties’ respective primary in August, the exception being races in districts within or including larger cities.
Absentee voting has begun and will continue until election day. You can vote in person at your county’s court house or request a ballot and vote by mail-in ballot through your county clerk’s office.
The Joint Standing Committees either have met for their last time or are in the process of planning upcoming meetings. Once these are completed all Interim Committee sponsored bills will be in final form.
Fiscally, Wyoming is on solid footing with the majority of accounts comprising the state general fund showing increases from April projections.
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