August 2020 Newsletter

Get to Know Your Common Sense Candidates
Absentee Voting for the General Election Begins September 18

With the primary election behind us, it’s time to focus on supporting commonsense candidates in the General Election. Absentee voting starts September 18 and the General Election is on November 3, 2020. 

We encourage everyone to take time to reach out, read, or call each of the candidates to learn about their principles and how to support them. Below is each candidate along with a link to their respective website for more information. Vote! Vote! Vote!

Election News

November Ballot for Town Council
Jackson Hole News&Guide

The final ballot for the Jackson Town Council race in November became known August 26 when the local elections office certified the totals from last Tuesday’s primary election and announced write-in results.

Jessica Sell Chambers, who announced her write-in candidacy late in the lead-up to the primary, will join Jim Rooks, Pete Muldoon and Devon Viehman on the ballot. Sell Chambers garnered 193 write-in votes, or 3.85% of the 5,012 votes cast in the Town Council primary.

The Teton County Elections Office also announced Friday that write-in candidate Michael Kudar received 632 votes, or 25.22%, of 2,506 ballots cast in the mayoral race and will therefore join current Town Councilor Hailey Morton Levinson on November’s ballot in that race.

The four Town Council candidates are running for two seats. One is now held by Morton Levinson, who is running for mayor, and the other by Councilor Jim Stanford, who opted not to run for reelection.

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ecord voter turnout after primary election results certified in Wyoming


The Wyoming State Canvassing Board certified the primary election results Wednesday morning, making the 2020 Primary Election results official. The board determined that the Wyoming 2020 Primary had the highest voter turnout for a primary during a presidential election year.

140,042 ballots were cast in the 2020 Wyoming Primary Election. The last primary election that surpassed this number was the 1994 Midterm Election. 62 percent of ballots, or 86,441 votes, were cast at the polls on election day or by in-person absentee, the rest were cast absentee by mail.

“The 2020 Election was remarkable in many ways, but this election had the highest turnout for a primary in a presidential election year ever, and that is truly notable,” Secretary of State Edward Buchanan said. “I have my staff and every county clerk across Wyoming to thank for a record-breaking turnout, and for the safety and security of our voting process. We made polling places safe and worked hard to inform voters about the security and safety of Wyoming’s voting process. Voters listened and proved that even when times are tough – perhaps especially when times are tough – Wyoming votes. We look forward to seeing these certified candidates on the General Election Ballot on November 3rd.”

State Election Director Kai Schon said, “The rollout of new election equipment across Wyoming and in every county was smooth and a great success for voters. Wyoming voters were clearly not deterred by COVID-19 and turned out to cast their ballots using Wyoming’s election system which is safe and secure from end-to-end. Absentee voting begins for the general on September 18th, and we hope to see turnout just as strong as the primary.”

Help Us Host a Candidate Meet-and-Greet!

Teton County GOP is interested in hosting candidate meet-and-greets at private residences to give our Republican candidates a chance to meet voters and let their principles be heard. We are hoping to host one event every two weeks up until the final election dates. Wine tasting will be provided by Zach Padilla and snacks will be available. Events will be capped at 25 attendees, masks will be required, and we will require an RSVP.

Please email Alex at to become an event host!

Special thank you to Deb Plenk for hosting our first meeting at her home and to all participants for safely joining us. 

YOUR VOTE MATTERS. Support the candidates and keep up the momentum for the General Election!

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