Early Voting ends today when polls close at 7 p.m. Washoe County has received more than 105,000 ballots either cast in person, drop off, or by mail. This puts turnout at around 35 percent so far.
Election Day is November 8, and all 66 vote centers will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Everyone standing in line to vote by 7 p.m. will be permitted to vote. Mail-in ballots must be postmarked by Election Day and received by the Registrar of Voters within four days after Election Day to be counted.
Washoe County offers a “wait time” tool on its website that tracks in real time the likely wait at each polling place. Voters can go to any vote center that is convenient to them, and Washoe County recommends using the wait time tool to find the location with the shortest lines.
“We recommend that voters do not wait until the last minute to vote,” Interim Registrar of Voters Jamie Rodriguez said. “There is inclement weather in the forecast for Tuesday and voters may be waiting in long lines outside. Using our wait time tool can help voters find the location with the shortest lines.”
On Election Day, remember that there is no campaigning within 100 feet of the vote centers. This includes wearing political clothing, hats, pins, or anything else related to a candidate or issue on the ballot. And while we encourage social sharing of voting, remember that voting-booth selfies are not allowed. There is no photography allowed at the voting machines.
Washoe County does not release election results until every vote center throughout the state has closed and every voter waiting in line has voted. The first set of results will be posted here and will include all early voting, mail-in voting so far, and Election Day in-person voting. Counting of mail in ballots will continue through the following week as they can be received through Saturday, November 12 and any signature challenged ballots to be cured by November 14. Washoe County will update its results every day until completed, and results are considered final at the Canvass of the Vote on November 18.
For more information on the General Election, where to vote, and what to expect on Election Day, visit www.WashoeCounty.gov/Voters.