2012 Wyoming Statutes
TITLE 22 - ELECTIONS
CHAPTER 23 - MUNICIPAL ELECTIONS
22-23-308. Vacancies in nomination.


WY Stat § 22-23-308 (through 2012) What's This?

(a) A vacancy in nomination for a municipal office to be filled at a general election occurs if:

(i) A candidate nominated at a primary election declines to accept the nomination, dies, moves his residence from his constituency or becomes disqualified to hold the office for any reason provided by law;

(ii) After the primary election there are no nomination applications for the office of mayor or councilman.

(b) A vacancy in nomination shall be filled by the municipal clerk notifying the person who received the next highest number of votes at the municipal primary election as shown on the official county canvass, or, if no other candidate exists, the vacancy in nomination may be filled by the governing body of the municipality.

(c) Not less than sixty (60) days prior to the general election, the municipal clerk shall certify to the county clerk the names of all qualified candidates who have accepted nomination by write-in vote and those nominated by the governing body and the office they seek. The names shall be printed on the general election ballot.

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