Home » Jackson Hole »State of Wyoming »Teton County »Town of Jackson » Currently Reading:

Voter Turn-out Uncommonly Low

voting turnout

A 30.3% turnout at the polls Tuesday made this year’s Primary Election notable for its particularly lackluster response.  A typical turnout for a primary election in Teton County is around 60%.  Elections Clerk Sherry Daigle says it may have been the low number of contested races that prompted people not to show up at the polls.  She says most of the races were uncontested except for the city council race.  She says Wyoming does not participate in the presidential primary as some other states do, and people didn’t realize what was at stake. Daigle says the low turnout really came as no surprise, though because the absentee voting leading up to Election Day was very low.  Usually, she says there are people lining up down the hallway during the 40-day period that absentee voting is permitted.  This time, she says there never was a line.  Statewide, officials say voter turnout was one of the lowest seen in 30 years.

Comment on this Article:

LOST CREEK RANCH AND SPA WEBCAM

Quake List

Archive

Weather Alerts

Wyoming News

  • Very Mild And Windy Through Saturday, Cooler On Sunday - October 24, 2014
    High pressure will continue to be the main weather feature today and Saturday.  Expect minimal cloudiness and mainly dry weather conditions across much of the state.   Winds, however, will be strong today with gusts as high as 50 mph across wind prone areas.   Temperatures will also stay very mild and about 15 to 20 degrees […]
  • A hunt with no disasters isn’t as much fun - October 24, 2014
    Not long ago, I saw a message on one of the hunting blogs I like to read. The writer wanted hunters to send in accounts of disasters they’d had in the field. I bet he got swamped with emails. Every hunter I know has had at least one calamity in the woods. If you hunt, […]
  • Windy At Times Today, Unseasonably Mild Through Saturday - October 23, 2014
    As high pressure strengthens, warmer air from southwestern portions of the nation will move into the region today.  Conditions will also stay mainly dry throughout much of the state, but winds will be strong and gusty.  Parts of I-25 (Colorado state line to Casper) and I-80 (Cheyenne to Rawlins) could see gusting as high as […]
  • My new used truck may be the death of me - October 23, 2014
    Not long ago, I brought home a 1994 Ford F-250. It’s not much to look at, but it’s even worse to drive. About the only things it has going for it are that it’s mechanically sound, and it’s technically a vehicle. I’ve named it Clunk, for good reason. When you shift it into either drive […]

The Latest RSS Items

  • No items found in feed URL: http://feeds.feedburner.com/StefaniasBlog?format=xml. You requested 5 items.
  • powered by RSS Just Better 1.3 plugin