by Cat Urbigkit, Pinedale Online!
October 23, 2008
When voters cast their ballots in this general election in Wyoming, there will be two constitutional amendment ballot issues for voters to decide. Here is the text as the issues appear on the ballot:
CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT A
Following is the ballot language of Constitutional Amendment A as it will appear on the 2008 General Election ballot: The adoption of this amendment would clarify and modernize the oath of office taken by all elected and appointed officials of whom the oath is required. The new oath will be: "I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support, obey and defend the constitution of the United States, and the constitution of the state of Wyoming; that I have not knowingly violated any law related to my election or appointment, or caused it to be done by others; and that I will discharge the duties of my office with fidelity.
CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT B
Following is the ballot language of Constitutional Amendment B as it will appear on the 2008 General Election ballot: The passage of this amendment would change the requirement for petition signatures for an initiative or referendum. Currently a petition must be signed by at least fifteen percent (15%) of the qualified voters in at least two-thirds (2/3) of the counties, as determined by those who voted in the last general election. This amendment would change the requirement to at least fifteen percent (15%) of the qualified voters in at least two-thirds (2/3) of the senate districts, as determined by those who voted in the last general election.