Elections

Initiative & Referendum

General Information

Requirements will be updated after the 2014 General Election.


Registered Voters Signature Requirement

37,606 - (15% of the total ballots cast in the 2012 Election. Total ballots cast in 2012 were 250,701)


Initiative Filing Deadline

February 10, 2014


Referendum Filing Deadline

Within 90 days after the adjournment of the legislative session at which the act was passed.



Initiative Process

The initiative process document is intended as a guide for those considering filing an initiative application. The people may propose and enact laws by the initiative process. It is highly recommended that before beginning this process the applicants consult the Wyoming Constitution and the Election Code of the Wyoming State Statutes. An electronic version of the Constitution may be obtained via our website. An electronic version of the Wyoming Election Code may be obtained by visiting the Legislative Service Office's website.


Referendum Process

The referendum process document is intended as a guide for those considering filing a referendum application. The referendum process is used to approve or reject acts of the legislature. As with the initiative process, it is highly recommended that before beginning this process applicants consult the Wyoming Constitution and the Election Code of the Wyoming State Statutes. An electronic version of the Constitution may be obtained via our website. An electronic version of the Wyoming Election Code may be obtained by visiting the Legislative Service Office's website.


Historical Information

Summary of Past Initiatives & Referendums