CHEYENNE, Wyo. — A look at key information about Tuesday’s election in Wyoming:
1. VOTING HOURS AND REGISTRATION
Polling places are open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. You are registered to vote if you voted in Wyoming in the 2010 general election. If you have moved to a different county, you must re-register in that county. Wyoming allows voters to register on Election Day.
2. WHO’S ON THE BALLOT
Republican U.S. Rep. Cynthia Lummis seeks a third term. Her challenger: Democrat Chris Henrichsen, a political science professor at Casper College. Republican U.S. Sen. John Barrasso seeks his first full term. His challengers: Democrat Tim Chesnut, an Albany County commissioner; and Wyoming Country Party candidate Joel Otto, a Fremont County rancher.
3. LEGISLATIVE RACES
Republicans are assured of keeping control of both the Wyoming House and Senate. They now hold 50 of 60 House seats and 24 of 30 Senate seats. All 60 House seats and half of the 30 Senate seats are up for election. Wyoming representatives serve two-year terms and state senators serve for four years.
4. CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS
Three proposed state constitutional amendments go before voters. Amendment A would specify that competent adults have the right to make their own health care decisions. Amendment B would specify that the state would preserve citizens’ opportunities to hunt, fish and trap. Amendment C would expand allow district court commissioners to act in place of district judges more often.
5. PRESIDENTIAL RACE
Wyoming remains overwhelmingly Republican, a trend that has been deepening for at least 40 years. Neither Barack Obama nor Mitt Romney paid much mind to Wyoming this election season, although both campaigns stopped through Jackson Hole to raise money.