Early voting for the upcoming primary election has begun in Teton County! From now until Election Day on Tuesday, August 16, Teton County residents can cast an early ballot for the primary election. The results of this election will determine what Town Council, County Commission, Wyoming State Legislative, and US Congress candidates will advance to the general election in November. Voters will also be asked to support or oppose a Special Purpose Excise Tax (SPET) measure to fund the West Broadway Landslide Remediation project.
Voter turnout for the primary election tends to be low, and often the races can be determined by only a handful of votes. No matter how you vote, it’s important to get involved and make your voice heard.
Did you know voting early is easy and convenient? You don’t even need to be registered beforehand! Just bring any form of ID (yes, even an out-of-state license) to the Teton County Clerk’s office (200 South Willow St in Jackson) where you can register and vote in the same visit. Voting hours are Monday-Friday 9 AM-5PM
The New Voter Project team has been working hard to bring new voters to the polls for the primary and general election in November. On June 22, the team held a kickoff party for their project at Phil Baux Park. The event was a celebration of Conservation Leadership Institute graduates and an opportunity for volunteers to talk to young folks about the importance of registering and voting this fall. The team talked to over 100 new voters who committed to vote in 2016. Don’t miss the photos from the event on our Facebook page!
Interested in getting involved and talking to your friends and neighbors about the importance of voting in 2016? Visit jhalliance.org/volunteer to sign up to volunteer today.