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Get to know the Wyoming Constitution. It’s a key part of our great Wyoming heritage!



Compared to the lengthy deliberations shaping other state constitutions, Wyoming’s was crafted over a 25 day period in 1889, borrowing pieces of the constitutions of Washington, Montana and the Dakotas. Article 1 is a 39-section Declaration of Rights, adding to those of the U.S. Declaration, and including a clear statement that the state is “an inseparable part of the federal union,” and the U.S. Constitution is the “supreme law of the land.” Another difference is the number of executive offices. Wyoming has five elected state executives, Governor, Secretary of State, Treasurer, Auditor and Superintendent of Public Education, which requires that the five executives must agree on any important decisions. In contrast, the U.S. structure provides for two elected executive offices, that of President and Vice President.