Wyoming

Officers Subject to Recall:

  • Any elected officer of a city or town operating under the commission form of government.

Key Steps in the Recall Process:

  • Recall may commence at any time.
  • No specific grounds are required.
  • No restriction on time for gathering signatures.
  • Signature requirement is number equaling 25% of all registered electors in the city or town.

Read the code at Wyo. Stat. §15-4-110.

Court Activity

No current cases.

News & Commentary

Wyoming Not Likely to Follow Colorado | 09/24/13

CHEYENNE -- Don't expect Wyoming to follow Colorado's lead in using recall elections to oust state officials. Colorado voters removed two lawmakers earlier this month in what largely became a referendum on the state's recently passed gun-control laws.

Wyoming allows recalls only for elected officials in cities or towns operating under a commission form of government. However, no Wyoming cities or towns currently use that form of government. Wyoming is among the 31 states that do not allow recalls of legislators or statewide officials. But there is some debate over whether Wyoming should open up its recall process.

The American Civil Rights Union, a Virginia-based conservative group, is among those pushing for more states to allow recalls.

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Each state has its own requirements as to the manner in which petitions must be collected, signed and filed. It is imperative that official recall committees are legally formed in each state according to the state laws and regulations. The handling of the petitions must comply with the laws and regulations of each state.