2012 Wyoming Statutes
TITLE 22 - ELECTIONS
CHAPTER 23 - MUNICIPAL ELECTIONS
22-23-103. Division of city into wards; residency.


WY Stat § 22-23-103 (through 2012) What's This?

(a) A city may be divided into wards by ordinance of the governing body of the city. The wards shall be compact in form and as nearly equal in population as possible.

(b) Except as provided in subsection (c) of this section, a person shall not be a candidate for the council from a ward for the purpose of meeting residency requirements for the city ward, unless he has been a resident of that ward for at least one (1) year next preceding his election.

(c) In any general election year in which city wards are redrawn but not enacted into law at least one (1) year prior to the applicable filing periods, a person may be a candidate for a ward if he:

(i) Is a resident of the city on the date he files an application under W.S. 22-5-204 or a petition under W.S. 22-5-301; and

(ii) Has been a resident of the city for at least one (1) year next preceding his election.

(d) A person seeking election from a ward as provided under subsection (c) of this section, including a councilman whose term otherwise would expire as a result of completing his term of office, shall be a resident of the ward at the time he takes office.

(e) Following the redrawing of ward boundaries, a councilman whose term of office does not expire following the next general election shall continue to serve until the completion of his term.

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