Candidate Information

Helpful Information for Candidates:

2022 Campaign Guide

2022 Candidate Brochure

Federal & State Offices:

In order to apply to be a candidate for a Federal, Statewide, legislative or judicial office please do so with the Secretary of State. This includes those seeking office for: U.S. Senator, U.S. Representative, Governor, Secretary of State, State Treasurer, State Auditor, Superintendent of Public Instruction, State Representative and State Senator.


County Offices:

This section applies to those interested in seeking office for County Commissioner, Coroner, County Attorney, Sheriff, County Clerk, Assessor, County Treasurer and Clerk of District Court. These offices all submit their applications to the Platte County Clerk's Office. 

How to File:

There are four ways candidates for county offices can be nominated at the Primary election and later elected at the General election:

  1. By filing for the nomination of a major political party;
    • This is the most common method. It is used by those seeking either the Republican or Democratic nomination for a county office.
    • Application for Office
    • Fee: $100.00
    • Dates to file: May 12 - 27, 2022
  2. By petition for nomination as an independent candidate;
  3. By convention of a minor or provisional party;
  4. By write-in.
    • Those who receive more write-in votes than candidates printed on the primary election ballot will have the opportunity to accept that nomination and have their name printed on the general election ballot.
    • However, that individual must receive at least 25 write-in votes and be a registered voter for the political party for which they were nominated (W.S. § 22-5-215).
    • Individuals will be contacted within 48 hours after the canvassing board meets and will be required to accept the nomination within five days after being notified of their nomination.
    • If a candidate accepts the nomination they are required to complete the appropriate application for office and pay the required fee.

Campaign Finance:

Candidates for county offices must remember to complete all appropriate finance reports! For more information please see the page titled Campaign Finance!

Who Has Filed?

In order to see who has already filed for county offices, please click here.

Municipal (Town) Offices:

This section applies to those interested in seeking office for Mayor or Town Council for the towns of Wheatland, Guernsey or Chugwater. The Platte County Clerk's Office conducts the municipal elections for Wheatland, Guernsey and Chugwater. However, candidates for offices of that town must submit their applications to the town clerk of the town they are seeking to serve. The Platte County Clerk's Office cannot accept applications for these positions - candidates must file their applications for office with the town clerk! 

At a primary election, twice as many candidates move onto the general than are to be elected. So, if the town is electing one mayor then two candidates will be printed on the general election ballot. Therefore, the primary election is a way to reduce the field of candidates. There are two ways candidates for municipal offices can be nominated at the Primary election and later elected at the General election:

  • By filing for nomination;
  • By write-in.
    • Those who receive sufficient write-in votes will have the opportunity to accept that nomination and have their name printed on the general election ballot.
    • However, that individual must receive at least three write-in votes and be residents of the town (W.S. §22-23-307).
    • Individuals will be contacted within 48 hours after the canvassing board meets and will be required to accept the nomination within five days after being notified of their nomination. 
    • If a candidate accepts the nomination they are required to complete the appropriate application for office and pay the required fee.

Campaign Finance:

Candidates for municipal offices must remember to complete all appropriate finance reports! For more information please see the page titled Campaign Finance!

Who Has Filed?

In order to see who has already filed for county offices, please click here.

Precinct Committee People:

This section applies to those interested in seeking office for either Republican or Democratic Precinct Committeeman or Committeewoman. These offices all submit their applications to the Platte County Clerk's Office. 

These offices are elected at the primary election. Therefore, their offices will not appear on the general election ballot. There are two ways to file for election for a precinct committee position:

  1. By filing for the nomination of a major political party;
  2. By write-in.
    • Those who receive more write-in votes than candidates printed on the primary election ballot will be considered elected.
    • Only one write-in vote is required, but the individual must be a resident of the precinct they were elected in and a registered voter of that party.
    • Those who receive sufficient write-in votes will be required to complete the Application for Office and return it to the County Clerk's Office.

Campaign Finance:

Candidates for precinct committeeman and committeewoman are not required to complete campaign finance reports.

Who Has Filed?

In order to see who has already filed for county offices, please click here.

School Districts:

This section applies to those interested in serving as a school board trustee for either Platte County School District #1 or Platte County School District #2. These offices all submit their applications to the Platte County Clerk's Office. 

These offices are elected at the general election. There are two ways to file for election:

  1. By filing for election;
  2. By write-in.
    • Those who receive more write-in votes than candidates printed on the general election ballot will be considered elected.
    • Those who receive sufficient write-in votes will be required to complete the Application for Office and return it to the County Clerk's Office.

Campaign Finance:

Candidates for school board trustee must remember to complete all appropriate finance reports! For more information please see the page titled Campaign Finance!

Who Has Filed?

In order to see who has already filed for county offices, please click here.

Special Districts:

This section applies to those interested in serving as a special district director. These offices all submit their applications to the Platte County Clerk's Office. Candidates for these offices are not required to submit a filing fee.

Resource Conservation District: Application for office 

Senior Citizen Service District: Application for office 

Hospital District: Application for office

Fire District 1-F: Application for office

Fire District 2-F: Application for office

Antelope Gap Rural Fire District: Application for office

Guernsey Rural Fire District: Application for office

Chugwater Cemetery District: Application for office

Y-O Ranch Service & Improvement District: Application for office

Campaign Finance:

Candidates for special district trustee are not required to complete campaign finance reports.

Who Has Filed?

In order to see who has already filed for county offices, please click here.