The Federal Primary Election is June 2, 2020.  Teton County Election’s Office mailed out approximately 1,750 letters to registered voters who have not requested to vote by absentee ballot.  The letter can be completed to request an absentee ballot to be mailed to you for the upcoming election or you can choose to receive an absentee ballot for all future elections.  

When I decided to do a mailing to the voters who do not receive an absentee ballot it was to give the voter a choice on how to cast their ballot for the Federal Primary Election but also as an address check for registered voters. At that time The COVID19 had not been listed as a pandemic and with this being a legitimate health concern the CDC is recommending to election administrators to encourage people vote by a method other than a polling place; for Montana that is by an absentee ballot.  If you did not receive the letter in regard to voting by absentee ballot and are not sure if you are currently listed to receive an absentee ballot or any questions you may have, please contact the Clerk and Recorder/Election Administrator’s office.

My duty as your election administrator is provide every person the ability to become a registered voter and to ensure the voter has all options available to vote an election.  I am also responsible for the wellbeing of Teton County’s dedicated election judges and I do not want to put them in jeopardy.  

It is becoming very difficult to enlist election judges in the state of Montana.  Teton County has very dedicated election judges and it makes their jobs more efficient if all stations of a polling site are covered by a judge.  Right now I am short on election judges, especially in Precinct #17-Dutton area, and Precinct #6-Power area.  It is mandatory to attend an election judge training every two years.  The trainings will be Wednesday, April 22nd and Thursday, April 23rd.  If you would like information on becoming an election judge and to sign up for the trainings, please contact the Clerk and Recorder/Election Administrator’s office.  Contact information for the office is: phone-406-466-2693, or email pjaconetty@tetoncountymt.gov , sclarke@tetoncountymt.gov , or cdepner@tetoncountymt.gov.

Paula J. Jaconetty

Teton County Clerk and

Recorder/Election Administrator