Thursday, May 17 is the first day for candidates to officially file to run for city, county and state offices for the Wyoming Primary election in August.

Laramie County Clerk Debra Lee says county candidates across the state will need to file with the County Clerk's office in their home county, while candidates for city offices, such as city council, will file with their local city clerk.

Candidates running for statewide offices such as governor and auditor will need to file their candidacies with the Wyoming Secretary of State's office.

The filing period for all elected offices in the state for the August 21 primary election is June 1, according to Lee.

While many candidates across the state have announced plans to run for office over the last few months, those announcments are not the same as formally filing to run for office under state law.