U.S. Senator (WY-Jr.)
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Nov 05, 2024
Jan 01, 2024 - Aug 26, 2024
Each of the 50 United States is represented by two United States Senators, and the 100 senators serve in the United States Senate, which along with the United States Congress comprise the entire federal legislative branch of U.S. Government. U.S. Senators are responsible for drafting and voting on federal laws for the United States. The work of preparing and considering legislation is done by standing committees, and in addition there are special committees as well as joint committees (committees with U.S. Representatives and Senators). The U.S. Senate has special duties including the responsibility to confirm major presidential appointments, including Supreme Court Justices. All U.S. treaties with other countries must be approved by a 2/3rds vote in the Senate, and U.S. Senators vote upon impeachment of elected officials, with a 2/3rds vote for impeachment resulting in the removal of office. Congressional bills, after having been passed by the Senate and House of Representatives, must be signed by the president of the United States within 10 days of their submission, or they become law automatically, unless Congress is not in session. If vetoed by the president, a bill may become law only by its repassage by a two-thirds majority in each house. The Constitution requires a regular annual meeting of Congress, which begins on Jan. 3 each year. The proceedings of Congress are recorded in the Congressional Record, and U.S. Senators have offices in Washington D.C. and often in several locations in their home states to address concerns of the citizens they represent. The yearly salary for a United States Senator is $174,000.
Application GuidelinesTo file for this position follow these three steps: 1) Contact the Wyoming Secretary of State Elections Division to confirm that your registered address qualifies you for the position you intend to run for, and that you meet other office specific qualifications. Obtain the correct candidacy filing paperwork. 2) Complete the required candidacy paperwork including the appropriate campaign finance forms, and if you plan to run as an independent a petition for nomination. If you plan to run as a partisan candidate please contact your local party office for further instructions as the filing window will differ from the independent candidate filing window. 3) If you plan to run as an independent (“unaffiliated”) candidate, submit the petition for nomination with the stipulated amount of verified signatures to the Wyoming Secretary of State Elections Division by the filing deadline. The amount of required petition for nomination signatures varies by office. The filing deadline for independents is 70 days before the general election. The Wyoming Secretary of State Elections Division is the point of contact for any questions or concerns you may have. The Wyoming Secretary of State Elections Division can be reached at 307-777-5860 and the Elections Division's published information on independent candidate petition for nomination can be found here: http://soswy.state.wy.us/Forms/Elections/General/IndependentCandidate-NominationPetition.pdf
Submit application to:
Wyoming Secretary of State, 2020 Carey Ave #700, Cheyenne, WY, 82002, US