Teton County has simplified the voting process this year. Citizens may vote at any vote center on Tuesday, Nov. 8, regardless of where they live. The vote centers are the rec center and library in town, Old Wilson Schoolhouse, Weed and Pest building south of town, Alta Elementary and Moran Elementary. Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Before the election, anyone may register and vote in advance by casting an absentee ballot at the county clerk’s office at 200 S. Willow St. The office is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. On Nov. 8, citizens must go to a vote center, as the clerk’s office is closed.

Voting in advance is easy. Stop by the county administration building on Willow Street, the same place where you pick up license plates.

Any town resident — Democrat, Republican or independent — may cast a ballot for the council race.

Just moved to Jackson Hole and want to cast a ballot? You can register at the polls. The only requirement is a photo ID. No proof of residency is necessary. While a Wyoming driver’s license is preferred, other states’ are accepted, too.

And as a sage man often reminds us, you need to have lived here only a minute to vote.

To request an absentee ballot before the general election in November, call 307-733-7733, e-mail elections@tetonwyo.org or stop by the county building. If you would like someone to pick up an absentee ballot for you, that person must present the clerk with your written request. Absentee voting for the general election begins on Sept. 23.

All absentee ballots must be received in the clerk’s office by 7 p.m. on the day of the election to be counted.

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