voting opens in primary

By Jim Stanford on July 17, 2012

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No need to wait until Aug. 21 to vote in the primary election — anyone may register and vote in advance right now, right up to the primary day.

Simply stop by the clerk’s office between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday in the Teton County administration building, 220 S. Willow St. (the same building where you register a car or pick up stickers for license plates).

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.

This way, come Aug. 21, you won’t be caught backpacking in the Winds or working a double shift without having cast a ballot.

The field for Town Council just got a little less crowded. Councilor Greg Miles is dropping out of the race, narrowing the field to eight candidates for two seats. (The top four will advance from the primary.)

Miles announced his intention at last night’s council meeting and also posted a message to friends on Facebook, saying he is stepping aside to “allow some new ideas to come forward.” Miles said he wants to support his wife, Melinda Binks, who is producing a TV show in Los Angeles, and looks forward to working in the private sector again as a housing developer.

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  1. js August 14, 2012 12:32 pm

    A few friends have asked: You do not have to choose a party to vote in the primary. If you prefer to be independent, you may request a nonpartisan ballot. The town race also appears on the Democratic and Republican ballots. There are signs as you walk into the county administration building, on the corner of Willow and Simpson, pointing you in the direction to vote. So easy!

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