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Wyoming’s primary election just around the corner

Posted at 11:25 PM, Aug 14, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-15 01:25:54-04

CHEYENNE, Wyo.- Wyoming’s primary election concludes Aug. 21 as voters decide who will advance to the November general election.

The highest-profile contest is the governor’s race, where six Republican candidates are seeking the nomination.

Only one, Wyoming Treasurer Mark Gordon, is a currently in public office. The race also features three businessmen, Foster Friess, Sam Galeotos and Bill Dahlin, and attorney, Harriet Hageman, and a physician, Taylor Haynes. 

Two Democrats, Kenneth R. Casner and Mary A. Throne, are vying for their party’s nomination for governor.

Incumbent Gov.Matt Mead, a Republican, has served two terms and is term-limited.

Of the past 10 governors in Wyoming, five have been Democrats, and five have been Republicans.

At the federal level, Congresswoman Liz Cheney is facing challenges from two other Republicans, Blake E. Stanley and Rod Miller. Two Democrats, Greg Hunter and Travis Helm, are seeking their party’s nod.

U.S. Sen. John Barrasso is favored against five challengers in his bid for re-election. The victor advances to face Democrat Gary Trauner in the fall.

Polling places in Wyoming are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Election Day.

Absentee ballots must be received by the county clerk no later than 7 p.m. on Election Day, delivered either by mail or in person.