JACKSON, Wyo. — Over the next week, residents and voters can watch live-streams of candidate forums for the Aug. 16 primary election.

Thanks to a collaboration between Teton County Library, League of Women Voters, Jackson Hole News & Guide, KHOL 89.1, Buckrail and WyoFile, candidate statements and debates will be available for free online via Zoom and YouTube. All live-streaming links are available here.

Representatives from the local media will ask questions on a variety of topics and policies for the candidates to answer, and a member from the League of Women Voters will moderate each forum. The public may submit comments before the forums by emailing engage@jhnewsandguide.com.

“We aim to give the Jackson community accurate information concerning candidates, local issues and how policies that affect our daily lives are created,” says Leah Shlachter, the Adult Program Coordinator at Teton County Library.

Teton County Primary Election Online Candidate Forums:

Wednesday, June 22
6 p.m. – Statements from two Democrat Assessor candidates
6:10 p.m. – Introductions from two Democrat candidates
6:15 p.m. – Republican County Commission Forum
7:15 p.m. – Democrat Clerk of District Court Forum

Thursday, June 23
6 p.m. – Town Council Forum
7:15 p.m. – Democrat House 23 Forum 

Wednesday, June 29
6 p.m. – Wyoming Secretary of State 

Library programs are free and open to the community with support from your donations, large and small, to the Teton County Library Foundation and Friends.

You can find Teton County Library at www.tclib.org, call us at 307-733-2164 or visit us at 125 Virginian Lane, Jackson, WY, and 50 Alta School Road, Alta, WY.


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