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Election 2014: Inform Your Vote

Hear Directly from Teton County Candidates

The Library, League of Women Voters and Jackson Hole News&Guide invite you to hear directly from local candidates in moderated panels with questions from local media. Panels begin at 6:30 p.m. in the Ordway Auditorium. You vote Nov. 4, 2014.

THURS, OCTOBER 23
Teton County Commissioner, Coroner

Watch and listen to past forums here:

 

 

 

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    Teton County Library has compiled a non-partisan list of resources to assist voters in researching local and statewide candidates and issues before casting their ballots in the upcoming primary and general election.

Where do I vote?

Check the Teton County Clerk’s polling site for your assigned voting location.

Local Voter Registration

Click here to find out everything you need to know about registering to vote in Teton County.

State Ballot Issues

For State and National Election Information:

Project Vote Smart
Easy, interactive tools to compare candidates’ views with your own.

Rock the Vote
Rock the Vote’s mission is to engage and build political power for young people in our country. This website focuses on using technology and grassroots efforts to register younger citizens to vote.

Voto Latino
The mission of “Voto Latino” is to mobilize young Latinos to vote. This website provides information on issues that especially concern Latino voters such as unemployment, immigration and poverty.

Local Elections

The League of Women Voters

Elections in the News
Jackson Hole News & Guide

JH Weekly

Casper Star-Tribune

Wyoming Public Radio

WyoFile

Government:
Teton County Elections: Provides a list of all candidates including party affiliations and contact information. This site also provides information on polling locations, voter registration, and absentee voting.
http://www.tetonwyo.org/cc/topics/elections/100018/

Political Parties:
Teton County Republican Party: http://www.tetongop.com/ and Wyoming Republican Party http://wygop.org/

Teton County Democratic Party: http://www.tetondems.org  and Wyoming Democratic Part http://www.wyodems.org/

Wyoming Constitution Party: http://wyomingconstitutionparty.com/

Wyoming Libertarian Party: http://www.wyominglp.org/

Wyoming Green Party: http://www.wyominglp.org/

Wyoming Tea Party: http://www.teapartypatriots.org

Teton County Library Election Information

  • Gaming the Vote: Why Elections Aren’t Fair (and What We Can Do About It) by William Poundstone (Teton County Library Call No: 324.973 Poundstone) image Publisher’s Weekly: “Behind the standard one man-one vote formula lies a labyrinth of bizarre dysfunction, according to this engaging study of the science of voting. America’s system is the least sensible way to vote, argues Poundstone (Fortune’s Formula), prone to vote-splitting fiascoes like the 2000 election. Unfortunately, according to the author, a famous impossibility theorem states that no voting procedure can accurately gauge the will of the people without failures and paradoxes. (More optimistically, Poundstone contends that important problems are solved by range voting, in which voters score each candidate independently on a 1–10 scale.) Poundstone provides a lucid survey of electoral systems and their eccentric proponents, studded with colorful stories of election skullduggery by campaign consultants, whom he likens to terrorists… exploiting the mathematical vulnerabilities of voting itself. His lively, accessible mix of high theory and low politics merits a thumbs-up”
  • Big Girls Don’t Cry: The Election That Changed Everything for American Women by Rebecca Traister (Teton County Library Call No: 324.973 Traister R) image Library Journal: “Traister here reflects on women’s impact on the political process in 2008, the candidates, the media’s sometimes sexist attention to Clinton and Palin, and voters’ reactions to the candidates and campaigns. She looks at the complicated roles some candidates’ spouses played and the media’s challenge covering the possibility that we’d have an African American or a female President. Traister names several male correspondents who, in her view, displayed a significant level of sexist reporting and praises sound, professional coverage by numerous female correspondents. She quotes extensively from online media to support her views, thus providing broader perspective. VERDICT This will appeal to readers interested in the 2008 elections, women in politics, or media coverage of politics.”
  • Campaigns: A Century of Presidential Races, From the Photo Archives of the New York Times by Alan Brinkley and Ted Widmer (Teton County Library Call No: 324.973 Brinkley) image These two fine photographic collections feature different aspects of the quadrennial race for the presidency and the victors of each election. Campaigns includes more than 350 mostly black-and-white photos from the archives of the New York Times, beginning with William McKinley’s 1900 victory. Distinguished historian Brinkley offers an excellent introduction on the evolution of modern campaigning, while provides an overview of the elections themselves. The photographs are accompanied by a front-page facsimile of the issue of the Times announcing the winner, which is fully transcribed.

 

Databases and e-content:

  • Opposing ViewPoints In Context -

    connect now This is one-stop source for information on today’s most important social issues. Issues and Controversies: This database helps researchers understand the crucial issues we face today, exploring more than 800 hot topics in business, politics, government, education, and popular culture. Updated weekly, with links to a 12-year back-file, Issues and Controversies offers in-depth articles made to inspire thought-provoking debates. This database is great for research papers and debate prep.