Contact: Sherry L. Daigle, County Clerk
Phone: (307) 733-4430
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With hundreds of absentee ballots still out,
the Teton County Clerk’s Office is reminding voters to return their documents by
7 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 8, to ensure they are counted in the election.
As of the
week before the election, as many as 700 ballots requested for mail-in/absentee
voting had yet to make their way back to the elections office, according to Melissa
Shinkle, Chief Deputy Clerk.
races, every vote matters, so we want to make sure citizens don’t inadvertently
miss their chance to vote,” Shinkle said.
absentee has become a popular way to cast ballots in Teton County. More than 50
to 60 percent of Teton County’s registered voters are expected to take
advantage of absentee voting this year, Shinkle said.
includes early walk-in voting via the absentee polling location downstairs at
the Teton County Administration Building. There, voters can cast “absentee”
ballots on location any weekday prior to Election Day. In recent days, from 250
to 275 people a day have been taking advantage of the ability to pre-vote via
the flexible absentee system, which allows any eligible voter to vote early for
County Clerk’s Office has employed three temporary staff to assist in the
absentee polling office, which in recent weeks has seen a continual flow of
people from the moment the office opens at 8 a.m. until it closes at 5 p.m.
each day. Extra bursts of early voting activity tend to occur post-presidential
debates, after local candidate forums wrap up, and when newspaper election
sections are available.
Note that absentee
ballots must be mailed back or returned to the Absentee Polling Site at the
County Administration Building. (They cannot be turned it at Election Day Vote
through Monday, Nov. 7, at the County Administration Building (downstairs), 200
S. Willow St.
8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Call (307) 733-4430 for more
Election Day Vote Centers:
On Nov. 8,
2016, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Teton County residents may vote at ANY of the
following Vote Centers: Teton County Library, Teton County/Jackson Recreation
Center, Old Wilson Schoolhouse Community Center, Teton County Weed & Pest
Building, Alta Elementary School, and Moran Elementary School.