How To Vote

Vote for History On the Block

Please VOTE YES on our SPET initiative, Proposition #8, to secure the funding needed to create a Home For Our History with a permanent campus on the historic Genevieve Block!

Step 1

Register to Vote

In order to support our ballot, you must first be registered to vote. On November 5, please visit one of the two local polling places -- Teton County Library or Old Wilson Schoolhouse Community Center -- between 7am and 7pm to cast your vote. If you are unable to vote in person on Election Day, Wyoming allows voters to cast Absentee Ballots for any reason, and there are several ways to do it. You can vote in person in the basement of the Teton County Administration Building during the 40 days leading up to Election Day or request an at-home ballot be mailed to you by calling 307-733-4430 or by downloading the request form and emailing it to elections@tetoncountywy.gov. You can also drop-off or mail-in your ballot, and you can find more information on how to do that here: http://www.tetonwyo.org/269/Absentee-Voting.


Step 2

Understand the SPET ballot

SPET stands for Specific Purpose Excise Tax. Established by state statute, the SPET gives voters in each county an opportunity to provide funding for capital improvement projects in their own community, like a new history center campus in the heart of downtown.

Because of our tourism economy, visitors to Jackson Hole provide a significant portion of our local SPET funds, which are collected through a sales tax of one cent on the dollar. Teton County residents vote on SPET projects as funding becomes available. The number of projects approved on each SPET ballot has no effect on the amount of the tax, only the length of time before new projects get put up for vote. If no SPET proposals pass a vote, the tax ends once any existing voter-approved projects have been fully funded.

The SPET has been in place since the 1980s and provides approximately $10-12 million for capital improvements in Jackson Hole annually. Please support our SPET initiative so we can utilize this local resource to create a new community asset for all Jacksonites.


Every vote counts, and WE NEED YOURS!