New Teton County Vote Centers Offer Flexibility For Casting Ballots
County Clerk Sherry L. Daigle is excited to introduce the Vote Center concept to Teton County for the 2016 election cycle, beginning with the upcoming primary on Aug. 16.
Vote Centers have gained popularity across the country because they allow voters greater flexibility in casting their ballots on Election Day. As an added benefit, the centers also allow counties to decrease costly expenses by reducing the number of polling places and staffing.
“Simply stated, a Vote Center is a polling location where any voter can go to cast a ballot, regardless of where they live in Teton County,” Daigle said.
On Aug. 16, 2016, Teton County residents may vote at ANY one of the following Vote Centers from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., regardless of where they live in Teton County:
TETON COUNTY LIBRARY
125 Virginian Ln, Jackson, WY
TETON COUNTY/JACKSON RECREATION CENTER
155 E. Gill Ave., Jackson, WY
OLD WILSON SCHOOLHOUSE COMMUNITY CENTER
5655 Main St., Wilson, WY
TETON COUNTY WEED & PEST BUILDING
7575 US-89, Jackson, WY
ALTA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
15 Alta School Rd., Alta, WY
MORAN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
501 Moran Ct., Moran, WY
If these locations are not convenient on Election Day, citizens can also vote by absentee ballot any time prior to Election Day by stopping by the absentee polling site in the basement of the County Administration Building (where you get your license plates) at 200 S. Willow St., between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Complete voter registration and polling information is available online at www.TetonCounty.org/cc.
Daigle said that between the new, flexible voting locations and the ability to vote absentee, casting a ballot should be easier than ever this year. “There’s no excuse not to vote,” Daigle said.
The Wyoming Legislature authorized Vote Centers as an alternative to traditional, neighborhood-based precincts in 2015, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures. Daigle said she believes that to date, only one other county in Wyoming has begun taking advantage of the cutting-edge concept – Laramie County.