Primary election 2022

Residents wait in line Aug. 16 outside the Teton County Library to cast their votes in the primary election. Undervoting — which happens when voters pick fewer candidates than they’re allowed — could have swung the result of the Republican primary for the Teton County commissioner.

Just after noon on primary election day, Chase Lorenz emerged from the Teton County Weed and Pest vote center, where the 46-year-old Hoback resident cast his ballot for Liz Cheney.

Lorenz, an independent, said he liked what she was doing: “prosecuting Trump.” But the five-year Teton County resident said he wasn’t as interested in other races on the Republican ballot.

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Environmental Reporter

Billy Arnold has been covering the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem and the people who manage it since January 2022. He previously spent two years covering Teton County government, and a year editing Scene. Tips welcomed.

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