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TITLE IV. ELECTORS AND ELECTIONS.
CHAPTER 2. SPECIAL ELECTIONS.
ELECTION DISTRICTS AND POLLING PRECINCTS.
JUDGES AND CLERKS OF ELECTION.
CHAPTER 8. CONDUCT OF ELECTIONS.
CHAPTER 9. CANVASS AND RETURNS OF ELECTION.
CHAPTER 11. GENERAL PROVISIONS.
Time of General Elections-What Officers Elected.
Sec. 195. There shall be held in the several voting precincts of Wyoming, on the Tuesday next after the first Monday in November, in the year eighteen ninety-two, and on the Tuesday next after the first Monday in November in each second year thereafter, a general election, at which the following officers shall be elected: A representative or representatives in congress, members of the senate and house of representatives of the state from each county as provided by law, and to which such county may be entitled, and all state and district executive and judicial officers which are made elective by law, whenever there is a vacancy in any state or district executive or judicial office, or whenever subsequent to such election and prior to the next general election, any state or district executive or judicial offices shall become vacant by
reason of the termination of the terms of office of the incumbents therein, Provided, however, That whenever a vacancy in any state or district office as aforesaid shall occur, less than twenty-five days prior to such election, then, in that case, at such election no person shall be elected to fill such vacancy.
In re Moore, 4 Wyo., 98. Presidential Electors.
[S. L. 1890-91, Ch. 100, Sec. 1.]
Sec. 196. At the general election held in the year nineteen hundred and at the general election held every fourth year thereafter, there shall be elected the number of electors of and for the president and vice president of the United States of America, to which this state may be entitled.
IS. L. 1897, Ch. 53, Sec. 1.]
Representatives in Congress and Members State Legislature. Sec. 197. At each of said elections, there shall also be elected as many representatives in congress, as may be apportioned by congress to this state, and in each county, such state senator or state senators, as the said county may be entitled to by law, and as should be elected at such election, and also such representative or representatives in the legislature of this state, as such county as a representative district shall be entitled to by law.
[S. L. 1890-91, Ch. 68, Sec. 3.]
Sec. 198. At the general election held in the year one thousand eight hundred and ninety-four, and at the general election held every fourth year thereafter, there shall be elected a governor, a secretary of state, an auditor, a treasurer, a superintendent of public instruction, and such other state officers as are, or may be, created by law and made elective, whose election shall occur, or ought to occur, at such general election.
In re Moore, 4 Wyo., 98.
Vacancy in State Office.
[S. L. 1890-91, Ch. 68, Sec. 6.]
At each of said general elections there shall also be elected such state officers as may be required to be elected to fill any vacancy occurring by operation of law, or the constitution of this state, including any vacancy or vacancies in the office of justice of the supreme court.
In re Moore, 4 Wyo., 98.
Justices of Supreme Court.
[S. L. 1890-91, Ch. 68, Sec. 4.]
Sec. 200. Justices of the supreme court shall also be elected at such general election as shall occur next preceding the expiration of their respective terms, whether the same shall be for full terms, or to fill a vacancy or vacancies in an unexpired term.
[S. L. 1890-91, Ch. 68, Sec. 7.]
Sec. 201. At the general election held in the year A. D. eighteen hundred and ninety-six, and at the general election held every sixth year thereafter, there shall be elected in each judicial district in this state one judge of the district court for such judicial district, and in case of a vacancy occurring in the said office of a judge of the district court, in any judicial district of this state, either as now or as hereafter constituted, for any cause whatever, such vacancy shall be filled at the general election, when such vacancy shall be required, to be be filled by law or the constitution of this state.
County Officers to Be Elected.
[S. L. 1890-91, Ch. 68, Sec. 8.1
Sec. 202. The following county and precinct officers shall hold their office by election; and there shall be held in the several voting precincts of this state, on the Tuesday next, following the first Monday of November, in the year of our Lord, one thousand eight hundred and ninety-two, and on the Tuesday next following the first Monday in November, in each second year thereafter, a general election at which the following county and precinct officers shall be elected: The clerk.
The county treasurer.
The county and prosecuting attorney.
The superintendent of schools.
The justices of the peace.
The clerk of the district court for each county, whenever his term of office shall expire before the next general election, or whenever a vacancy therein is to be filled, and such other county and precinct officers which may be created and made elective by law. In counties having an assessed valuation not exceeding five million dollars, the county clerk shall be ex officio clerk of the district court, and shall perform all the duties pertaining to the office of clerk of the district court, but shall receive no additional or separate compensation therefor.
Who May Vote.
[S. L. 1890-91, Ch. 100, Sec. 3; S. L. 1895, Ch. 73, Sec. 1.] [S. L. 1899, Ch. 65, Sec. 5; S. L. 1890-91, Ch. 68, Sec. 1.]
Sec. 203. Except as hereinafter provided, every person shall be qualified and entitled to vote, who is a citizen of the United States, and over the age of twenty-one years, and who has been a bona fide resident of Wyoming for one year, and of the county wherein his residence is located, sixty days next
preceding the election at which he votes, and who shall be able to read the constitution of this state, and who has complied with the provisions of this act. Provided, however, That any person prevented by physical disability from being able to read the constitution of this state, shall not for that reason, while laboring under such disability, be deprived of his right to vote; Provided, further, That any person who is a citizen of the United States and who was a qualified elector in Wyoming on the tenth day of July in the year eighteen hundred and ninety, and who has since then continued to be a resident of this state, and has complied with the provisions of this title concerning registration, shall continue to be an elector of this state.
[S. L. 1897, Ch. 53, Sec. 3; S. L. 1890-91, Ch. 100, Sec. 4.]
Proclamation of Election by County Commissioners.
Sec. 204. The board of county commissioners of the several counties shall issue a proclamation at least thirty days, if possible, prior to any general or special election to be holden within their respective counties, except as otherwise provided in this title, setting forth the names of all the offices to be filled at such election, and the number of persons required by law to fill such offices or vacancies occurring under the law in such offices.
[S. L. 1890, Ch 80, Sec. 40.]
Posting and Publishing Proclamation of Election.
Sec. 205. The county commissioners of the several counties shall cause such proclamation to be posted in a conspicuous place at every postoffice within their respective counties and shall also cause the same to be published in the official paper of their respective counties-if there be one—at least twenty days, if possible, before the ensuing election.
[S. L. 1890, Ch. 80, Sec. 41.]
Secretary of State Shall Notify the Boards of County Commissioners of State Officers to Be Elected.
Sec. 206. The secretary of state shall, between the first and fifteenth day of September in each year, in which a general election is to be held, make out and cause to be delivered to the board of county commissioners of each county a notice, in writing, stating what officers, other than county and precinct officers, are to be elected at such general election and voted for in the several counties.
IS. L. 1897, Ch. 53, Sec. 9.]
County Clerk Shall Furnish Election Supplies-Copy of Election Laws.
Sec. 207. The county clerk shall provide, at the expense of the county, proper ballot boxes, poll books and other necessary election blanks, official ballots as hereinafter provided,
also the election laws of Wyoming in separate pamphlet form for each voting precinct and election district in the county and cause a suitable number thereof to be delivered to the judges of election of each voting precinct at least ten days, if possible, before any election is to be held within his county.
Special Elections-How Conducted.
Sec. 208. Special elections shall be conducted, and the results thereof canvassed and certified, in all respects as near as practicable, in the same manner as in general elections, except as otherwise specially directed.
Special Elections-When Held.
IS. L. 1890, Ch 80, Sec. 4.]
Sec. 209. Special elections shall be held in the following cases and for the election of the following officers:
First-When there has been no choice at the general election, of any officer, not a precinct officer, who should properly have been chosen at such general election, except as otherwise provided by law.
Second-When the rights of a person elected to the office of member of the senate or member of the house of representatives, shall cease by death, or otherwise, before the commencement of, or during the term for which he shall have been elected.
State ex rel. Richardson vs. Henderson, 4 Wyo., 535.
IS. L. 1890, Ch. 80, Sec. 3.]
Member of Congress-Special Election For.
Sec. 210. When any vacancy shall occur in the office of representative in congress more than sixty days prior to any general election, the governor may issue an order of election to the board of county commissioners of the several counties, appointing a day to hold a special election to fill such vacancy.
[S. L. 1890, Ch. 80, Sec. 48.]