Voters can cast their ballots at any of five polling places on primary election day. These vote centers will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.:
- Teton County Library, 125 Virginian Lane
- Teton County/Jackson Recreation Center, 155 E. Gill Ave.
- Old Wilson Schoolhouse Community Center, 5655 Main St.
- Teton County Weed and Pest building, 7575 Highway 89
- Alta Branch Library, 50 Alta School Road
Teton County Clerk Sherry Daigle decided to close polling places at elementary schools this year, due to school safety concerns. Voters can no longer cast a ballot at Alta and Moran elementary schools. Instead, Alta voters can cast their ballot at the Teton County Library’s Alta branch. Moran voters will have to go to polling stations elsewhere in the county.
Voters can register to vote on Election Day. If you haven’t registered in advance, be sure to bring a form of identification. A Wyoming driver’s license will do the trick, but if you don’t have one you can use another official photo ID and the last four numbers of your social security number, Daigle said.
The primary election determines which candidate(s) from each party advance to the general election on Nov. 6. Voters can register as a Democrat or a Republican and vote in that primary. Voters can also register as unaffiliated and vote in nonpartisan races, such as the Jackson Town Council primary (if you live in town). You can change your party affiliation the day you vote.
Early and absentee voting is open now through Aug. 20. Anyone can vote early, but it’s especially recommended for those who may be out of town or otherwise unable to vote on Election Day on Tuesday, Aug. 21. Early voting is available at the Teton County clerk’s office from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
If you want to vote early or absentee and you haven’t yet registered, you can still register before Election Day, but you must cast your ballot the same day you register.
To register and vote in Teton County, residents must be 18 years of age, a U.S. citizen and a bona fide resident of Teton County. They must withdraw voter registration from other jurisdictions and cannot be a convicted felon or have been adjudicated mentally incompetent.