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City Hall

60 South Main Street
P.O. Box 48
Driggs, Idaho 83422

Hours: Monday-Thursday 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Friday 8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Phone: (208) 354-2362

General Email: info@driggsidaho.org

Elections

Teton County Clerk’s Department manages all Elections for the City of Driggs. The City Clerk manages the Declaration of Candidacy and all notifications for such elections. You can find information about City elections here, when applicable.  To register to vote or obtain absentee ballots, please contact the Teton County Clerk’s Office .

LODGING TAX INCREASE ON THE BALLOT FOR
MAY 17, 2022 PRIMARY ELECTION

The City of Driggs is asking all citizens to vote this May 17th. The local option on the ballot is asking if voters approve or do not approve the Lodging Sales Tax Increase from the current 3% to a new tier of 6%.  Victor passed this increase in November 2021 with 80% of voters in favor. The City of Driggs has an opportunity to capture more funding generated primarily by tourism in the form of short-term lodging rentals to address increasing local needs, especially affordable housing.   

The lodging tax is collected on short-term lodging sales only. The properties that fall within this sales tax category are short-term rentals, hotel-motel rooms, condominium units, tourist homes, vacation rentals, and other sleeping accommodations. This sales tax is only collected when someone rents one of the above property types and does not affect local property taxes in any way.  It is important to highlight that all other non-property sales tax tiers will remain the same regardless of the outcome of this ballot measure. 

The City of Driggs uses funds collected through Non-property Sales Tax for the following purposes: 

  • Transportation projects: roadways, sidewalks, pathways, etc.
  • Water & sewer system requirements 
  • City Park maintenance and recreation opportunities such as the aquatic center
  • Visitor services, tourism promotion, and events
  • Municipal & tourism facilities maintenance and improvements
  • Property tax relief for residents 
  • Affordable housing development
  • Grants for community services & projects 
  • Direct and administrative costs to collect and enforce this tax

If passed by a 60% majority of the voters during the May 17th local primary election, this tax collection percentage change would go into effect on October 1, 2022.  The current tax tiers and, if passed, the new lodging tax tier would be in effect for 15 years. If the voters do not pass this increase, all non-property sales tax would remain as it is currently, until October 2027.

Early voting has begun at the Teton County courthouse.  Information on early voting is on the Teton County Clerk’s website page .  The Primary Election will be held in person on Tuesday, May 17.  The City of Driggs (Precinct #4) polling location will be located in the Gymnasium at the Driggs LDS Church, 225 N First Street, Driggs from 8am to 8pm. Please park and enter on the east side of the building.  

Please contact Kreslyn Schuheler, City Clerk, for any questions regarding this ballot measure. 

To request an absentee ballot or voter registration information, contact the Teton County Clerk’s Office .  

Mayor August Christensen and Driggs City Council encourage all registered voters to exercise their right to vote in local elections.

Department Contact Info

City Clerk
Kreslyn Schuehler, CMC
kschuehler@driggsidaho.org
2083542362 ext 2103

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Post Office Box 48
Driggs, Idaho 83422

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