Washoe County reports 62 percent turnout through Election Day, continues to receive large volume of mail ballots

by | Nov 10, 2022

Washoe County Registrar of Voters (ROV) closed Election Day with its final preliminary results report for the night posted just after 1 a.m. on November 9. More than 62 percent of the electorate cast a ballot either through the mail, early voting or on Election Day. 

ROV staff worked through the ballots received through Sunday, and more than 18,000 ballots were received through the mail or from the 66 vote center dropboxes on Election Day, which set the ROV up to prepare and process ballots on Wednesday and Thursday. A small update will be made to results tonight, with the larger increase coming tomorrow after the bulk of ballots have been counted.

“Our staff did an incredible job keeping us caught up leading into Election Day so that we are able to process everything we received yesterday, and we expect to report a large spike in results tomorrow,” Interim Registrar Jamie Rodriguez said. “We did a lot of work to make sure we had as much information as possible yesterday, but now it means that today’s results will be smaller. Tomorrow we’ll have more information to report. My focus is to count ballots accurately, not quickly.” 

Other updates from the ROV: 

  • Mail delivery today exceeded our expectations with 11 bins, approximately 4,500, ballots. 
  • There are currently 200-300 suspended ballots that will be processed after all other ballots are tabulated. 
  • There are 300-400 spoiled or damaged ballots that must be duplicated before a bipartisan duplication board. 
  • Approximately 1,400 ballots are awaiting signature curing. 

Nevada state law requires that the ROV continue to accept mail ballots for four days after Election Day as long as they were postmarked by or on Election Day. Voters have another two days to cure their ballots, which means to confirm their identity if they had a mismatched signature on file. This means that results will continue to be updated daily until all ballots are counted, and results are not final until the Canvass of the Vote on November 18. 

The ROV will be open through the holiday, Veterans Day, and the weekend for voters who need to cure their ballots.  

View election results here.